MeteoViva and Fraport win international dena Energy Efficiency Award 2018
Frankfurt/Juelich, November 26, 2018 — The headquarters of Fraport AG is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with modern technology. Nevertheless, it was possible to reduce the building’s energy cost by 19 percent – thanks to a digital solution from MeteoViva. For this accomplishment, both companies have received the prestigious Energy Efficiency Award from the German Energy Agency (dena). In the category Energy Efficiency from clever to digital, the two companies were recognized for using data in an intelligent way so that building technology can be operated even more efficiently.
Carbon emissions were also reduced by 20 percent within the first two years after the MeteoViva system was introduced. A rather surprising achievement, considering that the Fraport office building at Frankfurt Airport was awarded Platinum certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). „The fact that we managed to achieve such significant savings in a building constructed according to already excellent environmental standards demonstrates the potential of our predictive approach,“ emphasizes Dr. Stefan Hardt, Managing Director of MeteoViva.
For Fraport, the award affirms the company’s commitment to sustainability. Fraport intends to reduce carbon emissions across the Group almost by half until the year 2030. „Reflecting our corporate responsibility, this goal represents a significant part of our contribution to climate protection,“ explains Dr. Stefan Schulte, Executive Board Chairman of Fraport AG. „The cooperation with MeteoViva is an important milestone in our endeavors to further improve the energy efficiency of our buildings, facilities and processes.“ The company is already planning to implement the MeteoViva system in additional buildings.
The dena award recognizes projects that make a special contribution to energy transition. A total of 104 companies from Germany and abroad submitted entries in 2018, of which 14 were nominated by the jury.
MeteoViva Climate is a system developed by the Jülich-based tech company MeteoViva GmbH: The IoT solution enables smart facilities management and has already recorded over 3 million operating hours at customers around the globe. The patented system works predictively, is self-learning and significantly lowers operating and energy costs as well as carbon emissions – it's the ideal partner for owners, facility managers and occupants of commercial property portfolios. MeteoViva GmbH has a staff of 25 and subsidiaries in Switzerland and the USA.//www.meteoviva.com
About Fraport AG and Frankfurt Airport
One of the leading players in the global airport business, Fraport AG offers a wide range of operational and management solutions based on over 90 years of aviation expertise. Fraport’s portfolio of companies spans four continents with activities at 30 airports worldwide. In fiscal year 2017 (Dec. 31), Fraport generated sales of €2.93 billion and profit of about €360 million. More than 119 million passengers in 2017 used airports around the world in which Fraport has more than a 50 percent stake. In its Mission Statement, Fraport places the focus on its customers. The Group’s commitment to ensuring a „good trip“ to all passengers and travelers is also reflected in its corporate slogan: „Gute Reise! We make it happen“. This applies to all of Fraport’s business activities and services at Germany’s largest aviation hub in Frankfurt and the Group’s airports worldwide.