Advantages in a nutshell
Optimized energy use and reduced energy costs
Annual energy consulting based on energy and product neutrality
Simple energy management system
Compliance of cantonal legislation governing large-scale consumers (Grossverbraucherartikel)
Exemption from the federal CO₂-tax
Benefits and subsidies
The energy management process under the SME model
Energy check-up at the enterprise
The EnAW consultant looks at the enterprise for energy savings potential. Depending on size of the enterprise, the inspection may last up to a day. Amongst the things analysed are building services, the building envelope and the production process.
Company-specific efficiency measures
Based on the information from the energy check-up, the EnAW consultant suggests appropriate efficiency measures. The measures are guided by the cost effectiveness principle. The company decides when to implement which measures.
Concluding a target agreement
Based on the measures catalogue, the company management and the EnAW consultant determine how much energy and CO₂ the establishment should save. The savings target is written into a target agreement. The duration of the target agreement under the SME model is ten years and it lays out the efficiency targets for each individual year.
Implementing the measures
The enterprise itself implements the measures step by step. The EnAW's SME consultant is on hand to provide help and advice.
Each year it is verified whether the agreed target has been met. The enterprise documents its own energy consumption and the measures taken in a simple, web-based tool.
EnAW label «CO₂ & kWh reduced»
If the outcome is positive, the enterprise receives the EnAW label«CO₂ & kWh reduced».