EMSPI project will increase the energy efficiency
“EMSPI- Energy Management Standardization in Printing Industry” will reap energy savings in European printing companies by promoting the implementation of Energy Management System based on the global standard ISO 50001.
On 1st March it has been launched the European project “EMSPI- Energy Management Standardization in Printing Industry” funded by the Intelligent Energy – Europe Programme.
“EMSPI” project aims to promote actions for increase the energy efficiency at European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) of the Printing Industry.
The main objective of the project is to reap the maximum energy savings in the targeted SMEs by promoting the implementation of Energy Management System based on the European standard EN 16001 and/or the global standard ISO 50001.
The experience shows that SMEs, which implement potential energy savings measures to reduce energy consumption, often do not obtain expected results because a non-systematic management leads to a non-controlled situation of energy consumption. Therefore, the systematic approach proposed by this project is needed.
EMSPI project will develop a specific adaptation of the global standard ISO 50001 for the energy management in printing SMEs and sector-specific implementation guidelines including the exploitation of existing approaches and tools (Green Marketing Plan, Sector Carbon Footprint Calculation…), in order to create systematic and continuous energy consumption savings in the medium and long term within a strategic and competitiveness oriented framework.
During the project lifetime, which will finish in September 2016, the specific energy management standard and guidelines will be implemented in 100 SMEs, especially allocated in Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Czech Republic, which will be supported by the experts of the participant entities.
The project consortium is integrated by AIDO (Coordinator, Spain), Factor CO2 (Spain), DIENSTENCENTRUM (The Netherlands), ENVIROS (Czech Republic), INNOWISE (Germany) and GRAPHIC DENMARK ASSOCIATION (Denmark).