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Poly-clip Joins VDMA Initiative Blue Competence for Sustainability

22 May 2013

GERMANY - Poly-clip System becomes a partner of the Blue Competence Sustainability Initiative of the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.).

The initiative defines resilient sustainability criteria and standards, which are fulfilled by every participating partner. 

Blue Competence ensures more transparency, facilitates orientation and provides security for everybody looking for sustainable solutions and products or sustainably acting companies.

The old operating site of Poly-clip in Frankfurt/Main was no longer sustainable under economical, ecological and social aspects. Poly-clip System opted for a sustainable solution, for a new building with higher energy efficiency. The successful energy saving achieved speaks a clear language.

With an annual primary energy requirement of 118 kWh per square metre Poly-clip's factory is 24% below the legal environmental requirements (§16 et seq. of EnEV) and thus sustainably saves the environment.

In comparison with the old building, gas consumption has decreased by 57 per cent.

The prerequisites for achieving the goal were created by orienting the company site to the North, by the shed roofs facing North-East, by optimising window areas and encased wall areas, as well as by maximum insulation behind the front.

"We thereby realised optimal daylight in production and offices, coupled with minimum energy requirement for heating, illumination and cooling. Without using regenerative energies, which are otherwise required, we achieved a primary energy requirement of 118 kWh per square metre per year," said a spokesman for Poly-clip.

"Production was transferred to the building centre, and all other areas are grouped around it. This is advantageous because it ensures regular intervisibility of colleagues.

Daylight dominates in almost all areas, and in many parts our staff enjoys a panoramic view under optimum noise protection conditions. The building has been awarded the „Johann-Wilhelm-Lehr-Plakette“ by the Association of German Architects in Hessen, for its good, exemplary architecture.

Poly-clip's factory provides a synergy between production and environmental protection. It increases energy efficiency, optimizes energy generation, saves raw materials, minimizes emissions, avoids waste wherever possible, and creates more quality of life at work.


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