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Energy efficiency in practice

universal target agreement and exemption from the CO2 tax at Temmentec AG

In 2015, the canton of Bern introduced legislation governing large-scale consumers [Grossverbraucherartikel]. In order to identify the economic measures for the required optimization of consumption, Temmentec AG worked together with Endress+Hauser to develop a draft for a universal target agreement based on cantonal regulations.

Production system (underside) with medium connections

Production system (underside) with medium connections

Cleantech Agentur Schweiz

We are partner of act. Our accredited consulting engineer offers support for your energy efficiency projects with a wide range of measuring devices, services and energy monitoring solutions.


  • Professional support while developing the economic measures for consumption optimization

  • Completion of a universal target agreement and exemption from the CO2 tax by 2020

"We have found a strong partner for the universal target agreement in Endress+Hauser and can furthermore utilize the data for our ISO14001 environmental system."

Thomas Hirschi, Technical manager
Temmentec AG

The requirements

The introduction of the legislation governing large-scale consumers obliges production sites with annual heating requirements of more than five gigawatt hours or electricity consumption of more than 500,000 kilowatt hours to take consumption-optimizing measures. Due to its electricity consumption, Temmentec AG was also counted as a large-scale consumer. The aim was to establish a list of economic measures and to achieve exemption from the CO2 tax.

The Solution provided by Endress+Hauser

Temmentec AG decided to develop the universal target agreement with a professional partner company. After a selection process, a decision was made in favor of Endress+Hauser (Switzerland) AG, which collaborates with act Cleantech Agentur Schweiz AG. Firstly, all the initial information on energy consumption and main energy consumers was recorded and documented during a plant inspection. Economic measures could then be proposed and verified on the basis of this data.