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Results2017-10-16T10:28:34+00:00

Results

In total forty-five representative measures were analyzed for the overview of the project results. Of these measures thirty-five were quantifiable. Thus the results only contain the fraction of measures which could be put into numbers. Out of the forty-five measures twenty-nine were already implemented during the project period. Sixteen measures were still at the planning stage on compilation of the results.

Depending on the environmental field of dedication the saving potential varies between the environmental aspects and the different companies. Nevertheless all environmental aspects were tackled by the network and each participating company can prove their active involvement by a huge efficiency gain in one field or the other.

In order not to discriminate any company by its size all efforts have been treated equally to calculate the network average – meaning that the networks efficiency gain based on the Bottom up method is the average of the company-specific efficiency gains.

To finance those measures 13,814,788 MXN (664,276EUR) were invested. The measures lead to a yearly saving of 16,357,280 MXN (786,531 EUR) meaning that the average return on invest is 0.84 years. 62% of the measures had a return on invest below three years.

Over the project period the network achieved substantial savings. Almost one gigawatt hour of energy could be saved which stands for an efficiency gain of almost 5%. The freshwater consumption was reduced by almost 9%. The generation of hazardous waste was reduced by almost 35% and the CO2 emissions  were reduced by more than 20%.

The type of improvement measures employed by the companies varies greatly, ranging from replacing technologies, utilizing different resources or optimizing processes. The biggest fraction of measures concerned electricity followed by hazardous waste.

Investing in energy and resource efficiency not only results in ecological savings and economic benefits but also reduces emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2. Through the efforts of the network, 775,276 kg of CO2 emissions can be reduced.

Huge overall savings, low payback periods, and a large CO2 reduction potential clearly demonstrate the benefits of intensive engagement in improving energy and resource efficiency.