Messe Berlin a strong commitment in the energy field
Messe Berlin reduces CO² by 9,000 tonnesBerlin, 24 June 2008. From 2003 to 2007, by making use of an innovative energy concept, Messe Berlin GmbH reduced CO² emissions by more than 9,000 tonnes. At the same time, as a result of using less energy it saved 1.2 million euros. Raimund Hosch, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH, underlined this fact in a discussion on the energy policies of Messe Berlin. Major individual measures in Messe Berlins long-term overall energy concept have included optimising switching management for exterior lighting, installing a block-type thermal power station, and new base-load boilers in the in-house electricity supply. As a result, in July 2007 alone electricity consumption was reduced by 1,356 megawatt hours (3.4 per cent), despite increased utilisation at trade fairs. During the same period gas consumption even fell by 20.8 per cent (from 14,416 to an overall figure of 54,719 megawatt hours). Raimund Hosch: For ecological and economic reasons we laid the groundwork at an early stage and developed a concept with which we are now gradually realising savings. Among German trade fairs this approach has made us leaders in the field of energy savings.Messe Berlin is planning further improvements in the time period up to 2010. Overall, once measures have been implemented CO² emissions are to be reduced yet again, by more than 12,000 tonnes annually, achieving a more than 50 per cent reduction in CO² emissions by 2010. Raimund Hosch: Consequently that will put us on a good track for the future.