Kappa meets Green Deal
The Austrian Energy Forum supports companies in achieving climate neutrality
»Green Deal« is a buzzword that has made headlines almost every day since 2019. The time horizon defined by the EGD – European Green Deal, official name – is much broader: its goals must be achieved by 2050. The key issue here is the often cited climate neutrality. According to the EU, in order to implement these, it is necessary to reduce the net emissions of greenhouse gases to zero. So the future also has zero emissions in the European Union.
The Energy Forum Austria
Transformations in business and industry are required as well as social change. For this reason, the Energy Forum Austria was created – an advisory platform that is intended to support decision-makers in identifying the possible levers for green entrepreneurship. Consequently, the key areas here are the fields of action to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency. Both areas in which Kappa has been gaining experience and success for decades. In addition to Kappa, companies such as Siemens, VERBUND and the Raiffeisenlandesbank contribute their knowledge to the forum.
The sustainability check
Companies have already made numerous investments in recent years to make processes greener. However, they still have to make further efforts to achieve the Green Deal. The Energy Forum therefore offers, for example, the possibility of carrying out an independent audit, the sustainability check, at individual company level. A catalog of goals can be derived, which should make the possible measures more tangible. No preparation is necessary for this.
New standards for less CO2
Another aspect that companies have to deal with due to the Green Deal are new regulations for reducing emissions. A total of 70 standards have already been defined by the European Union and the member states. That's why Kappa has its own team of experts dealing with these and all other changes that affect ventilation compliance. But Kappa does not only support the Energy Forum with its expert knowledge on the requirements side. Kappa also makes its wealth of experience available with regard to effective measures to increase the performance of ventilation systems.
»We see the Green Deal as an opportunity. Our focus is derived from the common goal of decarbonization: massively reducing emissions as effectively as possible while at the same time increasing energy efficiency many times over. We have the greatest talents in-house for this,” says Maximilian Hauer, Head of Marketing.
Funded Green Deal
A significant opportunity for companies can be found in the funding options and structures renewed by the Green Deal. They are intended to support small and medium-sized companies in creating the necessary scope for action. Here, too, a growing but also dynamic environment can be expected in the coming years, in which it is worthwhile for companies to stay on the ball.