An important aspect of the company's philosophy is responsibility towards the environment. We are constantly in search of ways to protect the environment. A cyclic monitoring of all consumption levels displays the effectiveness of the measures. The aim is the certification of the environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001 standard.
Energy-efficient company building
In March 2006, after a 13 month construction period, we moved into the new company building. It was isolated according to the latest standards and has a maintenance-free brick facade.
Underfloor heating and industrial panel heating
Already in the planning phase we were looking for ways to reduce the heating of the building to a minimum.
A modern industrial panel heating is used in the production area, and an underfloor heating in the administration building.
Night cooling instead of air conditioning
We have deliberately refrained from an air-conditioning of the entire building. Instead, there is an active night cooling in these areas, which ensures that fresh cool outside air is blown through the rooms during the night. An air conditioning system is working only in those parts of the building that require air-conditioning.
Part of the supply of electric power is drawn from a 30kWp photovoltaic system. By the end of 2009, this system has already produced over 100.000kWh of regenerative energy.
Deactivating unused consumers of energy
Motion detectors control the lighting, timer switches turn off unused energy consumers and central main switches disconnect all consumers of energy from the network at the end of the work day.
Consistent use of modern energy-saving bulbs in halogen, LED or fluorescent technology reduces the daily energy consumption.
In order to save water as a resource, all toilets are supplied with gray water from a rainwater cistern.
Protection of the environment
Environmentally relevant laws
Naturally, we follow all environmental laws and regulations with emphasis.
CO2 Avoidance Certificate
Since 2009 we are supplied by the company LichtBlick with certified, environmentally friendly electricity, which does not originate from atomic nor by coal or oil fired power plants, but exclusively from renewable generation sources.
Recycling of materials and waste products
Recyclables and waste materials are recycled professionally. Apart from the usual waste such as paper and plastics this includes dross from wave soldering.
Rotating reusable packaging with panel cardboards have already been used in packaging for years. In addition to saving packaging material, the effort during further processing by the customer is reduced.
Reduction of the driving distance
If an employee shifts the center of his life closer to the company, by which means he reduces the daily driving distance, the company takes over a part of the relocation costs.