W&H powered by over 1,800 photovoltaic modules
W&H Dentalwerk is committed to working toward a sustainable future at its Bürmoos site. The latest environmental technology and renewable energy sources are key elements in the upgrades being made at the site. Rooftop photovoltaics systems installed on the newly constructed halls are a big step towards a positive energy balance.
W&H generates green electricity to meet its energy needs at the Bürmoos site. This is all thanks to the new photovoltaics system, which consists of around 1,800 modules and produces an output of 536 kWp. “During the past year, we generated enough energy to power 190 households with an average of four people for a year,” explains PV project manager at W&H, Phillip Wersinger. W&H uses solar power to cover 10% of the electricity needs in plant 2. The new system has given a boost to the company’s ecological profile and also contributes to the long-term climate and energy strategy of the federal state of Salzburg.
Environmental protection is a key part of many sustainability initiatives and measures being taken by the company. “We are implementing a variety of measures in the business to help protect the environment and conserve resources. This is also the case when making upgrades to the site,” explains Daniela Reidl, a project manager responsible for site expansion. For example, compressed air and ventilation systems in the W&H production department are operated using heat recovery, and materials like metals are used in a way that saves resources, separated into types, reprocessed and recycled. Another measure is waste management, which only works with the cooperation of the employees. Preventing and separating waste is part of the everyday practice throughout the company.
W&H is taking important steps towards sustainable working with measures in the areas of energy and resource efficiency, as well as climate protection. The new photovoltaics system is another component of this. And many small steps can bring about big changes – with positive impacts for the community as a whole, the federal state and for competitiveness at the company premises.