BOD Group received an energy-efficient construction and renovation award “Made in Germany”

BOD Group received an energy-efficient construction and renovation award “Made in Germany” presented by the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

In order to present the best German practice in energy-efficient construction field, in 2013 October 22nd German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania organized a German best practice in Lithuania – presentation of buildings using German technologies and experience. The sponsor of the project is the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

This presentation of the best practice projects is a part of German federal government’s program for export development and efficient energy consumption. Since 2007 the program supports small and medium German companies which look for partnerships in Baltic States. During this time already four German businessmen visits took place in Lithuania establishing partnership relations.

Five best practice examples in Lithuania witnessed on good business relations between Lithuania and Germany. On October 22nd 2013 they were presented to the public and awarded for innovative and energy-efficient use of ‘made in Germany” technologies. A festive awards ceremony was attended by Vice Minister of Environment Daiva Matonienė and head of efficient and rational energy consumption department at German Fedral Ministry of Economics and Technology – Hartmut Versen.

Among other 4 nominents one of the best practice examples the BOD Groups new High Technology Center was selected and rewarded:
An exclusive building of BOD Group containing 30 000 m2 outstands for geothermal energy consumption. Solar cells manufacturing lines use geothermal cooling all year round. The building is equipped with the largest geothermal heating and cooling system in Lithuania (0,8 MW). Under the building were drilled 114 bores each of 150 m depth, equipped with 12 “Stiebel Eltron WPF 66” (70 Kw) heat pumps. The electricity for pumps is provided by solar modules installed on the building roof. The geothermal energy accounts of around 43% of total heating energy required annually, another part comes from Vilnius city heating grid.

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