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Objectives and Barriers for the Implementation of Energy Management Systems in Manufacturing Enterprises in Germany: Results of an Empirical Investigation

Zielstellungen und Hemmnisse bei der Implementierung von Energiemanagementsystemen in produzierenden Unternehmen Deutschlands: Ergebnisse einer empirischen Untersuchung
: Jochem, Roland; Karcher, Phillip; Siemer, Markus

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Created on: 26.9.2013

International Journal Advanced Quality 41 (2013), No. 3, pp.15-22
ISSN: 2217-8155
Journal Article, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IPK ()
energy management system; ISO 50001; energy efficiency; barriers; small and medium-sized enterprises

This paper introduces and examines objectives and barriers that occur during the implementation of an energy management system (EnMS). It thereby presents the results of an empirical investigation regarding manufacturing enterprises in Germany conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK. It further focuses on the context of German legislature and public facilitation made to promote energy efficiency. The results shall give recommendations where promotions made to energy efficiency should be aimed at and what potentials for improvement exist.