Energy Efficiency and Climate Protection Energy Efficiency Award 2020: Dena Has Selected 12 Nominees
A jury with representatives from politics, business, media and research has selected twelve companies as candidates for this year's Energy Efficiency Award of the German Energy Agency (Dena). The winning projects will be announced in November at the Dena Energy Turnaround Congress.
Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO of Dena, says: "We are particularly pleased that - as in previous years and despite the tense economic situation - a large number of applications have been received. The selected projects are good examples of how investments in energy efficiency and climate protection pay off. What's more, especially now in the corona pandemic, innovative solutions can become important growth drivers. The concepts and projects of the competition participants show groundbreaking solutions on the way to climate neutrality. In addition to further technical developments, holistic approaches that combine individual measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions across sectors are becoming increasingly important.
In April 2020 Dena called on private and public companies in Germany and abroad to submit successful projects and innovative approaches to reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Over 140 companies responded to the call and submitted their projects in four different categories. The jury has now nominated three companies per category. In the category "Concepts for climate-neutral companies" the nominated companies will have the chance to convince the audience of their concepts in a live pitch at the Dena Energy Turnaround Congress. The voting will then decide which concept will be awarded the audience prize.
The Energy Efficiency Award
Dena has been awarding this prestigious prize since 2007. The internationally announced award is endowed with prize money totaling 30,000 euros and is under the patronage of the Federal Minister of Economics, Peter Altmaier. The Energy Efficiency Award is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and supported by the premium partner the German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).
The Nominations in the Categories
From clever to digital: The broad spectrum of energy efficiency
- 1. CABB GmbH
- 2. Heidelberg iT Management GmbH & Co. KG
- 3. Hofmann & Vratny OHG
Think Big! Complex energy efficiency projects
- 4. ESF Elbe Stahlwerke Feralpi GmbH
- 5. Müller Unternehmensgruppe
- 6. Overath SLM GmbH and its sister company Overath EPP GmbH
Achieving more together! Energy Services as enabler of the energy transition
- 7. EnergieDienstleistungsGesellschaft (EDG) Rheinhessen-Nahe mbH and Schulzentrum Nieder-Olm
- 8. GETEC Efficiency GmbH and the FrieslandCampina N.V.
- 9. Jiangsu TEKENE Energy Technology Co. Ltd.
Concepts for carbon neutral companies
- 10. KMA Umwelttechnik GmbH
- 11. Vonovia SE and Ampeers Energy GmbH
- 12. ZRS Architekten GvAmbH together with INCEPT GmbH and IB Hausladen GmbH
A new opportunity for your company is offered in 2021: then the Energy Efficiency Award will enter a new round.
Award of the Winners in November
The award-winning projects will be honoured on 16 November 2020 at the Dena Congress in front of a top-class audience of experts from politics, business and science.