Reduction of CO2 emission
As a ZERO company, FOCON is committed to put forward an ambitious and quantifiable climate strategy aimed at reducing our CO2 emissions by minimum 10 % per year.
In 2010 our emissions were 253 tons of CO2. Based on this it was our goal to reduce our CO2 emissions by at least 10% in 2011. However, we have successfully lowered our CO2 emissions substantially more than the targeted 10%. Our total calculated emissions in 2011 were 173 tons of CO2 and further reduced to 135 tons in 2012.
A reduction of 38 tons of CO2 in 2012, or roughly 22 %!
This has been achieved through continuous focus on reducing energy consumption. Our energy consumption is divided into 3 scopes;
- Scope 1: CO2 emissions from fossil fuels
- Scope 2: CO2 emissions from electricity and heating
- Scope 3: Carbon Accounting In The Supply Chain (not a focus area at present)
In 2012 we focused on minimizing our CO2 emissions from scope 1 and 2.
Besides our investment in District Heating in 2011, we have, in 2012, also replaced our ventilation system and circulation pumps by more energy-saving types, and added a twilight switch to control our exterior lighting. We have also made changes to our interior lighting, which has been fitted with sensors. This will contribute further to our efforts to lower our CO2 emissions.
The District Heating in the Sønderborg area, where FOCON is located, has from February 2012 drawn heavily on geothermic heat. This factor has lowered our calculated CO2 emissions substantially. Read more about Green District Heating here
Due to large investments in 2011 and 2012 we have not planned major actions in 2013.
We are constantly monitoring our consumption from our lighting in hallways and working areas, but calculations have shown that replacement by alternative solutions, such as LED, would not pay off, neither economically nor in reduction of CO2 emissions (Carbon Footprint) so far.