Thus, the EBS-REMI as one of the first climate-neutral research institutes in Germany occupies the pioneering position at the European business school (EBS). Our researcher Dipl.-Wi had the idea of a neutral carbon footprint.-ing. Daniel Landgraf of the Aareal endowed chair in real estate investment and financing. He initiated and supported the project and collected our direct and indirect emissions: how much paper we consume in a year? What is the power consumption of the REMI? And how many road trips and air travel company staff? All data were then forwarded to the ClimatePartner Germany GmbH. Danny Meyer oftentimes addresses this issue. The company calculated on the basis of the guidelines of the greenhouse gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) the CO2 footprint of the Institute. The height of the result was remarkable: the CO2 consumption in the EBS-REMI is over 61 tonnes in the year. For comparison: bind 1 tonne of CO2 per year, you need about 80 mature beech. REMI would have to plant so 4,800 beech, to compensate for the CO2 balance at the Institute.
As for this admittedly lack the capacity, the EBS decided real estate management Institute is therefore for supporting a climate protection project. The balance of greenhouse gas emissions is through the purchase of certificates, whose monetary Gegenwert is invested in the promotion of climate change mitigation. From a portfolio of wind energy, biomass and landfill projects, a wind power project in India was finally selected. The compensation of CO2 emissions, of course, was an important part of goal of the project, but superficially, we wanted to know how and to what extent we can save emissions in the future,”said Propfessor Nico Rottke, head of the Institute of the EBS-REMI. So just under 57% of man-made greenhouse gases accounted for at the REMI business trips.
Through the increased use of CO2 of poorer transport modes, such as, for example, rail transport in domestic travel instead of air transport, we could reduce significantly the CO2 footprint of the REMI”, so the 34-year-old. “The project of climate-neutral Research Institute” is part of Overall strategy of the Kofler energies competence center founded in 2008 at the REMI. In addition to the real estate economic research in the areas of sustainability and energy efficiency, the competence centre is committed to the target to achieve a stronger sensitisation of society for these issues and the economy. Contact person: Kirsten Lohmann EBS real estate management Institute 0611-36018936