Companies increasingly recognize the potential of energy savings. The “European Energy Manager” training developed by the CCI Nuremberg comes to meet this trend.

The CCI Nuremberg directs the course Energy Manager (CCI) | European Energy Manager (EUREM) since 15 years. The part-time training course is aimed at employees of companies who want to shape their energy management more efficiently and thus maximize their savings. On 22 and 23 April more than 170 EnergyManagers from 19 countries came together to exchange experiences within the 6th international EUREM conference in Prague. A comprehensive workshop offer covered the full range of energy efficiency projects. In Addition to that over 40 particularly successful case studies were presented.

The managing director of the German-Czech Chamber of Commerce and host of this year’s conference, Bernard Bauer is convinced of the program’s objectives: He says that this in-service training is one possible to make a very concrete contribution to the energy balance of the Czech economy. Moreover Bauer wants to show  the enormous potential for energy savings in the economy. At the same time the effort is relatively low, in order to achieve rapid savings in practice.

Dr. Robert Schmidt, chairman of the international EUREM Consortium and Head of the business branch Innovation | Environment of the CCI Nuremberg for Central Franconia, emphasizes the importance of international cooperation: “Competitiveness, ecology and energy security – in this triad we move. A regular exchange as in Prague, an international class reunion of energy managers is particularly important. “

The highlight of the conference was once again the presentation of the EUREM Awards for outstanding energy efficiency projects. Four projects from small, medium and large enterprises were honoured with the award.