EU EMAS Award Winners 2008
The Winners of the European EMAS Awards 2008 were announced
during the Awards Ceremony to be held on 20th of November in the Hotel Plaza
The winners of the European EMAS Awards 2008 are :
In the category Micro organisations : The Evangelische Kirchengemeinde,
The church, which has a Lutheran congregation of 1550 and a staff of 6, won
the prize for its impressive energy saving initiatives, including its use of
renewable energy from photovoltaic technology, that converts sunlight into electricity
and the introduction of modern wood pellet heating. These changes mean that
more than 60 % of their energy consumption is of renewable resources and have
reduced their GHG emission by 38 tons /year.
In the category Small organisations: Pangea Green Energy s.r.l,
Pangea specialises in the production of green energy from renewable sources
including biogas and participates in Clean Development Mechanism projects in
developing countries. The company won the award for its contribution to the
reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from its activities.
In the category Medium organisations: Imperbel S.A. / Derbigum,
Imperbel/Derbigum is a leading manufacturer of bituminous waterproofing membranes
and I now integrating photovoltaic panels within its rooftop applications. The
company, which first gained it’s registration to EMAS more than 10 years
ago, has won the prize for its continuing innovation and it’s performance
in achieving energy consumption reductions and cutting CO2 emissions by 30%.
In the category Large organisations: Milko, Sweden
Milko is one Sweden's largest producers of dairy products and, in 2006, set
a target of cutting CO2 emissions by 25% within 10 years. More than 30 % of
this target has been achieved in the last 2 years and continues to seek further
reductions through the use of alternatively energy sources such as biogas. The
company has won the award for its energy-efficiency measures.
In the category Public organisations: Kirklees Council, UK.
Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire, England, has been recognised for its commitment
to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and for its activities and performance in
energy efficiency, which include the installation and monitoring of Smart meters
which should save more than 1000 tonnes of CO2 by 2010. Energy efficient measures
were focused both on public amenities and affordable housing, with an expectation
of a reduction of CO2 emissions of up to 200 tons / year, and is seeking further
reduction in CO2 emissions through reductions in water consumption.