The hotel and catering industry is one of Germany's most important business sectors. Although the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of the individual businesses is generally quite low, the sector is accountable for some 15 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year in total. The campaign created in 2005 by the German Federal Environment Ministry and the German Hotel and Catering Trade Association (DEHOGA) aims to improve energy efficiency in the sector and cut greenhouse gas emissions through joint efforts. Ernst Fischer, President of DEHOGA, is confident: “Reducing energy costs, ensuring competitive advantages and protecting the environment – with the Hotel and Catering Energy Campaign everything is possible.”
Therefore, the campaign as overseen by adelphi has three core elements: energy-savings advice sheets, an energy-savings programme and an accompanying website. The energy-savings advice sheets, which contain details on organisational and technical measures for saving energy and are accompanied by relevant checklists, are issued to participating businesses on a quarterly basis. The energy-saving programme enables any participating business to create a customised energy profile and to identify their potential savings, while the website provides detailed technical information and case studies, as well as a database of funding programmes and energy advisors.
For further information please see:
http://energiekampagne-gastgewerbe.de (In German language only)