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Why industrial efficiency?

Industry represents about one third of global final energy consumption and will be a key determinant of whether emission reductions targets both in Europe and globally can be achieved. Improving energy efficiency presents the means for European industry to not only reduce energy use and emissions, but also improve productivity, competitiveness and profitability.

Broadening the scope beyond efficiency
Regardless of the end-use sector, energy efficiency is key to productivity, energy security, job creation and lower carbon intensity. The low-carbon energy transition will not succeed without such improvements. Improved energy efficiency also helps reduce non-energy costs associated with maintenance, production stand still and insurance fees. And importantly this will have positive employment benefits throughout the economy.

We go beyond the traditional scope relating to industrial energy efficiency to explore current and emerging trends in industry, such as new business models, digitalisation, industry 4.0, the circular economy and resource efficiency.

With roots in Berlin’s industrial history
The 2016 event in Berlin attracted 240 participants and because of very positive feedback went back to the same venue. Die Kalkscheune, a former machine tool and bicycle factory hosted thus once again the event. It is right in the centre of vibrant Berlin and offers excellent and easy access by train and air.

We are proud to announce that we teamed up with Deneff, the association of German efficiency companies. Deneff is the leading voice of the German energy efficiency business with 150 member companies.

Compact format and mixed presentation
The format offered participants the opportunity to make a presentation without an accompanying paper, while also welcoming those who wish to develop peer-reviewed papers that are common to eceee summer studies.

The event started on Monday afternoon and ended on Wednesday afternoon, packed with presentations, formal and informal sessions, and fantastic networking.

Five panels for the low-carbon transition
Panel sessions were divided into the following five themes:

  • Policies and programmes to drive transformation
  • Sustainable production towards a circular economy
  • Energy management: the nuts and bolts
  • Technology, products and systems
  • Business models and finance in the age of digitalisation

"New ideas, new contacts, rewarding ..."

"... many thought-provoking concepts introduced and good sharing of ideas."

"Excellent training and education facility."

Participants on the previous Industrial Efficiency events.

Industrial Efficiency 2018 partners & contributors