Andreas Kuhlmann (dena), Patrick Schäfer (Fraport), Rüdiger Schröder (Fraport), Stefan Hardt (MeteoViva), Ole MoellerJensen (Danfoss).
dena 2018 Energy Efficiency Award for MeteoViva and Fraport
Despite its modern, state-of-the-art headquarters building, Fragport AG achieved a 19 per cent reduction in energy-related operating costs after adopting a digital solution created by MeteoViva - an accomplishment that won both companies the prestigious national award.
As the winners of the "Energy Efficiency: From Clever to Digital" category, the companies were also recognised for their intelligent application of data in improving the efficiency of building technology, following a 20 per cent reduction in carbon emissions within two years of the implementation of the new system - an achievement that was all the more remarkable as Fraport's HQ building at Frankfurt Airport is already certified to Platinum standard by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).
Commenting on the award, Dr. Stefan Hardt, MeteoViva managing director, said:
"The fact we managed to achieve such significant savings in a building constructed according to already excellent environmental standards demonstrates the potential of our predictive approach."
The award also affirms Fraport's on-going commitment to sustainability which is enshrined in a commitment to reduce emissions across the group by just under 50 per cent before 2030.
As Dr. Stefan Schulte, Chairman of the its Executive Board, explains:
"Reflecting our commitment to operate as a responsible corporation, this goal represents a significant part of our contribution to protecting the climate.
"The partnership with MeteoViva is an invaluable milestone in our endeavour to further improve the energy efficiency of our buildings, facilities and processes."
Fraport is already planning to introduce MeteoViva's system in its other buildings.
About the dena Awards
The dena Awards recognizes projects that make a special contribution to energy transition. A total of 104 companies from Germany and abroad submitted entries in 2018 of which 14 were nominated by the panel of judges. Learn more at www.dena.de.
About Fraport AG
One of the leading players in the global airport business, Fraport AG offers a wide range of operational and management solutions based on over 90 years of aviation expertise. Fraport’s portfolio of companies spans four continents with activities at 30 airports worldwide. In business year 2016, the Fraport Group generated sales of €2.93 billion and profit of about €360 million. More than 119 million passengers used airports around the world in which Fraport has more than a 50 percent stake during 2017. In its Mission Statement, Fraport places the focus on customers. The Group’s commitment to ensuring a “good trip” to all passengers and travelers is also reflected in the corporate slogan: “Gute Reise! We make it happen”. This commitment applies to all of Fraport’s business activities and services both at Germany’s largest aviation hub in Frankfurt and the Group’s airports worldwide. Visit www.fraport.com for more information.