Energy management pays back at Danish factory
At the Skærbæk plant in Denmark, the focus on Energy Management in 2018 paved the way for annual energy savings of close to 150.000 euro.
The factory’s energy review carried out in 2018 revealed that the bio-boiler fueled by wood chips from production had excess capacity, which could be used to heat up additional square meters. By laying new pipelines to supply storage and production areas, a substantial part of the gas used for heating could be replaced by renewable bio-mass.
After the extension, the bio-boiler covers 70% of the heating demand and saves 312 tonnes of CO2 every year. The savings on the energy bill paid back the investment after only 1.5 years. Since 99.5% of the wood used in VELUX products is certified, sustainable wood, the wood waste is considered a CO2 neutral and renewable energy source.