Improving energy efficiency …
Located between the Mosel and Eifel in western Germany, BENNINGHOVEN’s factory in Wittlich is one of the most modern factories within the WIRTGEN GROUP and the world’s most advanced production facility for asphalt mixing plant. This location is characterised not only by its modern and advanced production methods but also by the efficient handling of the renewable energy deployed by the site. Every effort is made to protect the soil, water and air from contamination.
… while also reducing the CO₂ footprint
Designed according to the German Energy-Saving Ordinance (EnEV), a whole series of sustainable technologies are deployed to ensure that these strict regulations are fulfilled or even exceeded. This starts with insulating the building to the very latest technical standards. Ventilation systems for cooling and heating with integrated heat recovery guarantee high indoor air quality, and deactivate automatically as soon as windows are opened. Some of the electricity required by the facility is sourced from renewable wind power. The interior lighting is also designed as a smart system: Motion detectors are used to ensure that artificial light is actually required. If someone enters a room, energy-saving LED systems regulate the level of illumination depending on available daylight, while automated blinds activate in response to strong sunlight to avoid wasting energy on cooling down the building again.