Tips for the energy crisis

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  • On this page, we have compiled information and tips from various sources on how manufacturing companies and properties can save on costly energy and minimise other potential impacts of the energy crisis in advance.
    Go to -> ENERGY SAVING TIPS FOR PROPERTIES
    Go to -> ENERGY SAVING TIPS FOR INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES
    Go to -> PREPARING FOR POWER CUTS IN ADVANCE
  • Also check out the information, guides and support from other organisations at the very end of this page!

 

ENERGY SAVING TIPS FOR PROPERTIES

Lowering the temperature

  • A temperature drop of one degree Celsius saves around 5 per cent of energy and can even increase comfort at work.
  • Temperatures can and should be lowered further in areas where people are not constantly present, such as storage rooms.
  • In addition, the temperature can be set lower during periods when the premises are not being used. However, you should keep in mind that wet rooms should be heated sufficiently to avoid the risk of mould.

Maintaining and adjusting the heat recovery systems

Checking, adjusting and timing ventilation

  • Make sure that the building is not being heated and cooled at the same time – e.g. that the heat recovery has not been left in the “summer mode”.

Checking the sealing of doors and windows and closing blinds

Lowering the tap water temperature

  • However, the water temperature in the heater must not fall below +55 °C.

  • This is particularly important if humidifying ventilation machines are used.

Lighting

  • Timing and switching off lights both indoors and outdoors
  • Use of motion sensors
  • Lighting control, e.g. based on the use of the premises
  • Energy efficiency of lighting fixtures and their suitability for the intended purpose
  • Checking the way lighting is used and positioned, e.g. by focusing it better on workstations
  • User guidance
  • Replacing light bulbs with energy-saving ones, such as LEDs

Adding insulation to open spaces, e.g. in the ceilings

Adjusting and minimising the opening of hall doors

Mapping and insulating cold bridges, e.g. in the structures and pipe penetrations

Checking the insulation of heat transfer pipes

Training staff in the energy-efficient use of equipment and systems

Assessing the risk of freezing in all water pipes (tap, process and fire water)
 

ENERGY SAVING TIPS FOR INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES

Same energy saving tips as for properties (see above)!

Industrial companies can also benefit from the following energy saving tips:

  • Air quality is often the most important factor for energy efficiency: Dusty air clogs heat transfer surfaces, so cleaning and adjusting your heat recovery equipment is important.

  • Inspecting the insulation of hot water pipelines and areas susceptible to freezing and installing additional insulation if necessary.

  • Creating guidelines in advance regarding areas susceptible to freezing or damage, such as product containers. 

  • Optimised use of equipment: For example, using equipment at night, when electricity use is lower. Paying attention to production planning.

  • If there is no production, the equipment is not kept in standby mode.

  • Inspecting the compressed air equipment and network. A leak in the pipeline can be one of the biggest sources of energy waste.

PREPARING FOR POWER CUTS IN ADVANCE

  • Check and test the functionality of your back-up power sources, such as engine–generators, and reserve sufficient fuel for them.
  • Secure critical sites with back-up power sources, such as engine–generators
  • Check the functionality of the emergency exit signs and lights
  • Provide a sufficient number of back-up light sources, such as electric torches
  • Ensure the operation of electric doors and lifts
  • Ensure the safe shutdown of machinery and equipment