Low environmental impact production sites
As part of its “Naturally Innovative” programme, Arneg has rationalised its technology, production plant and infrastructure in order to improve the quality of life in the workplace and reduce the impact of its industrial activities on the environment.
AREAS OF INTERVENTION:
Refurbishment of factory building envelopes, with special attention paid to coverings and windows, in order to optimise thermal insulation and natural lighting. As a result all buildings are now certified in energy class A (EPBD - Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2002/91/EC).
Installation of a series of photovoltaic systems with and without energy incentives, capable of generating a total peak power of 1381 kWp and guaranteeing an annual output of 1650 MWh of electrical energy.
Installation of a system for monitoring and remotely controlling all energy users in order to rationalise electrical energy consumption.
Adoption of an energy management system certified according to ISO 50001:2011, generating a further push towards continuous improvement in the efficiency of technical and production systems.
Drastic reduction in the use of paper by choosing FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper to guarantee, through a system of rigorous checks and standards, that raw materials sourced from forests are processed in a way that conserves the forest ecosystem.
Arneg works with this in mind: in 10 years we have cut our company's energy requirements by over 50% per unit part produced.
Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. While new buildings generally need less than three to five litres of heating oil per square meter per year, older buildings consume about 25 litres on average. Some buildings even require up to 60 litres. Currently, about 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old. By improving the energy efficiency of buildings, we could reduce total EU energy consumption by 5% to 6% and lower CO2 emissions by about 5%. https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/energy-efficiency/buildings