GERMANY: Efficient Energy, the German company producing chillers using water as the refrigerant, says it has become the refrigeration industry’s first manufacturer to offer climate neutral chillers.
Together with climate protection expert ClimatePartner, the carbon footprint of Efficient Energy’s entire eChiller product family was calculated and documented, from the raw material and logistics data through to packaging and disposal. The CO2 equivalent emissions of these products were then offset by a recognised climate protection project that is certified in accordance with international standards and, additionally to climate protection, also contributes to many of the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals.
By combining the use of water as a climate-neutral refrigerant and the use of green electricity, Efficient Energy says it can offer its customers comprehensive, climate-neutral cooling that allows the operator to reduce its carbon footprint in this area to zero.
“Not only are we pioneers of sustainable refrigeration technology and stand for water as a refrigerant, but holistic climate protection and sustainable business belong to our unambiguous corporate values. With Efficient Energy itself having been climate neutral since 2020, it’s the next logical step of our Green Pledge that our products should also be climate neutral,” commented Efficient Energy CEO Georg Dietrich.
As a climate-neutral company, Efficient Energy has already been helping the climate protection project in Virunga National Park in Congo to construct small hydropower plants since 2021. With the offsetting of the eChiller products, Efficient Energy’s promotion of the project is taken to the next level. The aim of the climate protection project is to use the hydroelectric power plants as an alternative energy source, and thereby avoid deforestation for lignite production – saving trees that serve as the habitat of a third of the mountain gorillas still living in the wild.
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