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Empowered employees drive net zero progress at ABB Vaasa

By District Energy posted 03-26-2024 17:31




The teams at ABB Vaasa in Finland have achieved a 1400 tCO2e reduction in the site’s Scope 1 & 2 emissions since 2019 as part of ABB’s Mission to Zero™ program. A company-wide culture of sustainability, widespread work to improve energy efficiency, and investment in green energy sourcing are delivering significant progress towards net zero.

ABB’s continuous investment in automation, robots, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and automated storage solutions have also contributed to year-on-year increases in productivity and energy efficiency at the site. Energy management at Vaasa starts with the sourcing of electricity following the RE100ii renewable energy initiative and the use of district heating. The site has installed end-to-end smart energy solutions, such as automated HVAC, LED lighting, and an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) system. ABB Vaasa’s fleet of electric vehicles is charged using green energy.

The Vaasa facility is integrated into the local district heating system to save energy in winter. The site’s district heating – more efficient than central heating – is 100 percent renewable. A new HVAC system, installed in 2022, is equipped with energy-efficient ventilators connected to air-water heat pumps that can cool and heat the building.