As part of the ongoing modernization work on the company building and production hall, Reichmann & Sohn is replacing the existing oil heating system with an environmentally friendly energy source. With the connection to the newly developed district heating network in Weissenhorn, Reichmann makes a contribution to climate protection by significantly reducing CO2 emissions. According to a prognosis for the future consumption of so-called "useful heat" with district heating, including the conversion of the production hall to radiant ceiling panels, Reichmann saves about 267 tons of CO2 annually compared to the previous oil-fed heating system.
Energy production from existing waste-to-energy plant
The new district heating network is supplied with waste heat from the waste-to-energy plant in the industrial area of Eschach. Over a distance of 1.5 kilometers, hot water is transported from the waste incineration plant to the adjacent industrial area. Utilizing the previously unused waste heat of the waste-to-energy plant as an energy source makes a decisive contribution to the relief of the environment. By switching from fossil fuels to district heating, CO2 emissions can be measurably reduced. According to the managing director of the operating company FWW, Markus Hertel, in 2018 already 1,300 tons of CO2 could be saved by the new district heating network in Weissenhorn. With the addition of more buildings and companies, this figure is estimated to double for the year 2019.