Resource efficiency means considering and optimizing all internal flows of resources. Concepts to improve energy and material efficiency are thus considered in an integrated manner, enabling synergies and interdependencies to be identified and analyzed. The interdisciplinary nature of Fraunhofer IPA makes us the ideal partner for technologically-advanced companies or those wanting to implement comprehensive and holistic structures from the outset, or those needing appropriate catalogs of measures. We also help you implement these measures so that you can improve your resource efficiency.
One of the reasons why energy consumption in the manufacturing sector is becoming the focus of optimization efforts is the introduction of mandatory energy audits for companies that are neither small nor medium-sized enterprises. The corresponding measures have a positive impact on both the energy costs and carbon footprint of these companies. In cooperation with our university Partner institute for energy efficiency in production EEP, Fraunhofer IPA offers a range of services that can be tailored to your needs. Energy efficiency is an essential building block on your way to becoming a carbon-neutral company: It is not without reason that the basic principle of the energy turnaround is “efficiency first.”
Totaling more than 40% of the manufacturing industry’s total costs, materials offer a considerable savings potential. The focus of optimization is on existing material flows (gate-to-gate) in manufacturing environments. A measurable increase in profitability can be achieved simply by making small savings or reorganizing existing structures (e.g. waste management). At the same time, emissions are reduced across the entire supply chain and thus also in your company (taking into account the Scope 3 framework). Fraunhofer IPA helps you identify and prioritize your savings potential. We also enable you to implement innovative technologies in practice.