The Resource saving project in Geislingen is part of the ENERinTOWN project supported by the IEE Programme of the European Commission. It was developed for 80 facilities in the City of Geislingen and is based on an interdisciplinary approach involving all groups of building occupants. The EMS (Energy Management System) builds on an innovative web-based tool for distant reading of electricity, heat, gas and water meters and provides data analyzing capabilites and automated generation of energy consumption reports.
The main benefits for the city are: additional financial resources / implementation of a professional energy management / practical lessons on the responsible use of energy and resources for users/pupils.
No cost and low cost measures reduced the energy bill of public buildings in Geislingen during the first two years of the project by 340.000 €. These are re-invested mainly in energy efficiency measures and in consulting and training. In this way the project is self-financed by the savings.