In the future, TÜV SÜD and ILF Consulting Engineers will work together to offer their customers a complete package of services aimed at improving the energy efficiency of installations, buildings and technical infrastructures. The two partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect. Small and medium-sized companies are the main beneficiaries of comprehensive support in the realisation of energy-efficiency projects.
Many companies have extensive needs for information and qualification services that enable them to identify opportunities for energy saving and improve their energy efficiency. Economic considerations are now playing an increasingly important role in this context. Given this, TÜV SÜD and ILF rely on a clearly structured 4-phase process in the realisation of energy-efficiency projects. These four phases comprise a check of status and potential, development of an energy concept, project realisation and verification of its effectiveness. TÜV SÜD's consultancy expertise and the certified project management of ILF Consulting Engineers complement each other ideally in this four-phase approach.
"This combination enables us to offer comprehensive support to small- and medium-sized enterprises in realising energy efficiency projects, with seamless progression from consultancy services to implementation of the recommended actions", says Dr Gerd Streubel, Business Line Manager Industrial Energy Efficiency at TÜV SÜD. "When issues of energy efficiency are concerned, taking an integrated approach to developing and implementing improvement measures that make good economic sense is particularly important", adds Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Eisebraun, Executive Consultant – IEE Industrial Energy Efficiency at ILF Beratende Ingenieure GmbH. "Our cooperation and the associated full support ensure that energy-efficiency projects will genuinely pay off for our clients."
TÜV SÜD and ILF Consulting Engineers provide small- and medium-sized companies with a holistic approach, supporting them in the introduction of an energy management system in accordance with the EN ISO 50001 standard, performance of energy audits in accordance with the EN ISO 16247-1 standard, development of energy concepts and financing options for energy-efficiency projects. Where relevant, services also include advice on subsidies, restrictions as per Germany's Renewable Energy Act and the energy tax cap ("Spitzenausgleich"), and Corporate Carbon Footprint certification in accordance with ISO 14064-1.