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Contact

Katja Röder
Sustainability Officer

Phone: +49 (0)40/33 34-33 17
E-Mail: katja.roeder(at)dghyp.de

 

Corporate Environmental Protection

Climate Strategy

Over the past several years, we have continuously improved our energy efficiency and identified saving options. Since 2013, we have sourced 100 per cent of our electricity from renewable energy sources. To be precise, we consume certified hydroelectricity only. We have taken a number of measures to further reduce our electricity consumption. Apart from raising awareness with our employees, for example concerning the avoidance of standby power loads, enhancing energy efficiency is a major topic. We are increasingly combining energy-efficient LED with movement-sensitive lighting and demand-based lighting controls (e.g. for timing and intensity).

In 2016, we put the retrofit measures planned for our Hamburg offices into more concrete terms. As energy-related optimisations are a central theme to this project, we will also modernise our central heating system and chimneys. By installing a cogeneration unit and replacing the existing furnaces we will be able to cover practically the entire the base load of the building. Peak electricity demand will be met with a photovoltaic system, enabling us to generate part of the energy we use ourselves. Parts of the air conditioning and air handling systems will also be upgraded to state-of-the-art technologies in energy consumption and air quality control. We aspire to be certified “Silver” by the German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen e.V. – “DGNB”) following completion of these measures.

*78 per cent coverage per full-time employee (FTE); part-time positions are added up to a 100 per cent basis. Including permanent and temporary employees (excluding Management Board, interns, trainees, working students and externals).