Salamander Window & Door Systems relies on 100 % green electricity
Salamander Window & Door Systems relies on 100 % green electricity at its main production sites in Germany and Poland. In doing so, the company from Unterallgäu once again invests and underlines its sustainable product and corporate strategy. The declared goal is to continuously improve the carbon footprint and to make an important contribution to the environment.
− 100 % renewable electricity at Salamander Window & Door Systems
− Green electricity from own production and European hydropower for the German headquarters
− Continuous improvement of the carbon footprint as a goal
Türkheim, 05/07/2021. As a responsible family business with a focus on sustainable and design-oriented products, Salamander is taking the path to becoming a climate-neutral company. For more than 100 years, the company has relied on green electricity from its own hydroelectric power plants. Thanks to Jakob Sigle's decision to choose the location in Türkheim on the Wertach River, Salamander covers part of its electricity consumption through two in-house hydroelectric power plants and additionally through the recently installed solar system in Unterallgäu. In addition, the company's management has now decided to expand last year's share of 25 % green electricity for Salamander Window & Door Systems' production sites in Germany and Poland to 100 %.
Green electricity from our own production and European hydropower
Salamander's strategy is to turn the building element window into a sustainable and tangible design product solution for end customers. Up to 25 % of a building's energy consumption can be saved via modern Salamander windows. In this way, Salamander windows help to achieve the EU's greenDeal. In terms of sustainability, Salamander's "S500" strategy is firmly anchored in reducing energy consumption and cutting emissions. To achieve this, Salamander relies on new and modern technologies. On the one hand, the company invests in renewable electricity at its own site and, on the other hand, green electricity is transparently and deliberately purchased for Salamander in Germany via its long-standing partner WSW Energie & Wasser AG. The electricity purchased from WSW comes exclusively from European hydropower and the selected WSW Strom Grün Premium package supports further investments in the expansion of renewable energies. "As the sustainable treatment of our environment and a resource-saving use of raw materials are very important to us, we have made it our mission to continuously reduce our carbon footprint. For this reason, we have decided to increase the proportion of green electricity from 25 % to 100 % for the production sites of Salamander Window & Door Systems in Türkheim/Germany and Wloclawek/Poland," summarises Co-CEO Götz Schmiedeknecht. In addition, the company is investing in other ecological technologies such as photovoltaic systems, in addition to its own hydroelectric power plants. In 2020, for example, a PV system was built on an area of 440 square metres as a carport on the company premises in Türkheim, which could theoretically supply 30 households with electricity for a year. With the help of the system, 37 t of CO2 per year are avoided. Another PV system with an area of 712 sqm on the roof of a new hall with approx. 290 kWp is being planned.
At Salamander, sustainability has always been a top priority and is realised through resource-saving production and sustainable window and door materials. On the one hand, Salamander invests in the production of its own renewable electricity and, on the other hand, also consciously and transparently purchases green electricity so that the company makes its contribution to a better environment.
As a novelty, Salamander has developed the premium profile line "Greta® - The better window". This design-oriented window comes from old windows and production scraps and is designed to be 100% recyclable. It has a modern texture that creates the concrete look in the window. © Salamander Industrie-Produkte GmbH
At Salamander's Türkheim premises, eight percent of the energy is generated by the company's own hydroelectric power plants. © Salamander Industrie-Produkte GmbH
The solar carport on an area of 440 sqm on the company premises in Türkheim. © Salamander Industrie-Produkte GmbH