Avaesen remains loyal to its organizing events policy to promote the sustainability activities, energy efficiency and reduction of CO2 emissions. In the last edition, the theme focused on the hotel sector, this year will focus on the industrial sector, also in need of new ideas, towards the implementation of future European standards that seek to promote the implementation of cost saving measures and energy consumption reduction among governments and businesses.
To ensure the interest of all, they have created different programs that cover the most important issues: energy solutions, Circular economy, between social impact and economic profitability, financial instruments and success stories.
Sernoven has been invited to present its innovative consumption and impacts predicting solution for the implementation of energy saving measures, which is aimed at engineering and technical departments in big companies. However, it has preferred to wait to launch a complete module that allows greater integrity.
What is the circular economy?
It is a European initiative that aims to encourage feedback on resources use, reducing materials input and virgin waste production, closing economic and ecological loops or flows of such resources. Resources physical flows analysis comes from the known industrial ecology school of thought. It explains material flows are divided in two types:
1) Biological nutrients, designed to be re-introduced in the biosphere without incident
2) Technical nutrients, designed to be moved with high quality in the production system, but without returning to the biosphere.
SMEs must maintain its objective of creating value, implement sustainability policies while maintaining profitability.
The great challenge for companies dedicated to engineering and energy advice is to convince employers of the importance to implement efficiency measures and energy savings, based on its profitability. Most SMEs restrict themself to undertake those short-term impact measures, applying a corrective policy to the production process. There are several reasons that lead entrepreneurs to manage that way, and none of them is exempt from justification. However, despite the uncertainties of future justify any stagnation, it is necessary to realize that the perpetuation of a company goes through applying the balance between short-term impact measures and long-term impact. Nowadays any efficiency measure well calculated generates a guaranteed return as in the following success stories