Sustainability Report 2: Energy saving through heat recovery
Anyone who visits our offices in winter
will note that the temperature inside is comfortably warm despite the cold
outdoor temperatures. One might think “There must be a radiator turned up high
somewhere”. Actually, the heat does not come from a radiator but from the
printing presses themselves.
During the printing process, our presses
produce a lot of waste heat which is released into the immediate environment.
However, we don’t let this waste heat go to waste, we make use of it.
This is done using catalysts, which convert
the energy and waste heat from the presses and distribute this through the
entire company building. This means that the waste heat from the printing
presses alone can heat the entire four-storey company and residential building.
So how much energy is saved?
The following example shows us.
With the energy saved we could: