Energy Efficiency

Climate and energy policy are becoming ever more intertwined.

This concerns Germany with the energy turnaround policy, the German Renewable Energies Sources Act and the Energy Services Act, and on the European level with the triple goal of CO2 reduction, energy efficiency improvement and renewable energy development.

This is why FutureCamp started years ago to expand its core competencies in emissions trading into the areas of energy and energy efficiency.

Today, we provide a wide range of services for the energy sector, industry and SMEs and can carry out energy audits according to DIN EN 16247-1 in accordance with the Energy Services Act with three BAFA-listed auditors of our own.

Energy Management Systems DIN EN ISO 50001

Since 2009 FutureCamp has assisted its customers in the implementation and further development of energy management systems.

Following the reform of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), the introduction of energy management systems in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001 remains essential for industrial enterprises with power consumption rates above 5 GWh that want to continue drawing benefits from a reduction of the EEG apportionment in the special compensation scheme.

According to the amendment to the German Energy and Electricity Tax Act, a cap on the German eco-tax – the so-called “Spitzenausgleich” – can only be granted to companies that generate energy savings. They must introduce an energy management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001 or an environmental management system in accordance with EMAS.

We offer very individual support services for the efficient implementation and further development of an energy management system in your company.

Our services include the following work packages:

  • Taking stock of the existing situation by collating usable data and defining the energetic starting point
  • Carrying out an energy assessment and documentation of optimization measures
  • Drafting a set-up and process flow description, including documentation in a management handbook
  • Drawing up energy performance indicators to monitor achievement of energy goals, etc. according to the requirements of ISO 50003/ 50006/ 50015
  • Execution of internal audits and training of internal auditors
  • Supporting the external certification process

"Energieeffizienzmaßnahmen spielen seit vielen Jahren sowohl wirtschaftlich, als auch klimapolitisch eine wichtige Rolle. Energieaudits und Energiemanagement-Systeme sind aus unserer Sicht ein entscheidendes Vehikel zur Erreichung internationaler Klimaschutzziele und bedürfen entsprechender Aufmerksamkeit."

Dr. Christian Pacher deals with operational and technical issues in the context of emissions trading and supports our customers with the introduction and further development of energy management systems. In his capacity as Energy Representative and auditor for ISO 50001: 2011, he carries out internal audits in companies and also supports the continued development of energy management systems. In addition, Mr. Pacher is listed as BAFA energy auditor and carries out energy audits in accordance with DIN EN 16247-1.

Wienerberger Deutschland
FutureCamp supports the brick manufacturer Wienerberger in the continuous development and improvement of the entire integrated management system (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001) at all German production sites, with a focus on strategic alignment, target definition and management documentation.

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Energy audits in accordance with DIN EN 16247-1 and alternative energy management systems

We conduct energy audits in accordance with DIN EN 16247-1 with three FutureCamp internal auditors listed at BAFA and a network of 25 additional energy auditors.

Energy audits in accordance with DIN EN 16247-1 are not only relevant for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) when it comes to applying for the tax-cap "Spitzenausgleich" (tax relief under § 10/ § 54 Electricity/ Electricity Act). Since the adoption of the Energy Services Act energy audits have to be carried out by large-sized companies every four years (beginning 5.12.2015), unless the company has implemented an energy management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001 or carried out an environmental management system in accordance with EMAS (see § 8).

We will be happy to assist you in the research and selection of the right energy management system for your company.

Our services around energy audits according to DIN EN 16247-1 include:

  • Review of SME definition criteria
  • Implementation of the annual energy audit for SMEs in accordance with DIN EN 16247-1 and SpaEfV for granting the “Spitzenausgleich“ tax-cap for SMEs and preparing the application for “Spitzenausgleich” compensation at the Main Customs Office
  • Performance of energy audits for non-SMEs in accordance with DIN EN 16247-1 according to § 8 Energy Services Act (every 4 years)
  • Introduction of an alternative energy management system in accordance with Appendix 2 of the Spitzenausgleich-Effizienzsystemverordnung (SpaEfV)

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Assistance in applying for funding

Together with you FutureCamp will work out which subsidies are suitable for your currently planned energy saving measures and how you can best apply for them.

To ensure compliance with the requirements of the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and to leverage the efficiency potential in German companies and households, the Federal Government has developed a comprehensive funding program. Various funding guidelines have been and are being passed to promote on the one hand, the implementation of energy management systems and energy audits, and on the other, the implementation of energy efficiency projects.

Interesting funding guidelines in the energy sector are among others

  • Guideline for the funding of energy management systems
  • Directive on the funding of energy consulting for SMEs
  • Guideline for the funding of energy-efficient and climate-friendly production processes
  • Guideline for investment grants for the use of highly efficient interdisciplinary technologies
  • Guideline for the funding of measures on refrigeration and air conditioning systems within the framework of the National Climate Initiative
  • Guideline for funding of consulting services for energy-saving contracting

Our services include:

  • Workshops and information events about the relevant guidelines, the amount of the subsidy, the funding requirements and the procedure of the funding
  • Support with the application for funding
  • Assistance with the communication with the funding agencies

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Tax cap applications and applications for EEG surcharge cap

FutureCamp will assist you with the applications and will complete the necessary forms for the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) and the Main Customs Office.

Companies in the manufacturing sector can claim relief from the electricity and energy tax (“Spitzenausgleich”) if they can provide evidence for an operating energy management system. The same applies to electricity-intensive companies if they apply for an EEG surcharge cap (so-called special compensation rule).

We support you with:

  • compilation of the necessary documents,
  • entering the necessary company parameters,
  • upload of the documents to the online portal,
  • coordination with the auditor and
  • preparation of the final EEG declaration.

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