Energy Efficiency Act Obliges the Public Sector to Save Energy

Municipalities and Public Institutions to Become Role Models in Sustainability Management

With green.screen, Public Sector Organizations Get Ready for the Energy Efficiency Act and Smart City


The Energy Efficiency Act still exists only in draft form, but it could become a central guideline for sustainability-oriented energy and environmental management in the future for public-sector bodies, among others. There is already pressure to act as a result of the Renewable Energies Heat Act. Since 2009, it has explicitly required the public sector to use a proportion of renewable energies in buildings that are being newly constructed or renovated. On the other hand, municipalities are required to record and document GHG emissions in accordance with the uniform municipal accounting standard BISKO.

In short - the public sector is to be trimmed to sustainability at full speed. After all, the legislator sees them in a pioneering and exemplary role in climate protection.

Saas-Based Sustainability Platform for Consumption Monitoring

Beyond legal requirements, all companies and organizations have a strong economic interest in countering the sharp rise in energy prices. The simplest means is to consume energy as sparingly as possible. In particular, the indispensable heat supply offers leverage through intelligent heat utilization. Great cost pressure also weighs heavily on indoor swimming pools, for example, which are operated by local authorities in many places. 

Economical energy consumption requires consumption monitoring, because this creates consumption transparency. Only what is measured and documented can be improved in the long term. This is where green.screen, the SaaS-based sustainability platform from Arvato Systems, comes in. 

Making energy consumption transparent

With green.screen, public institutions of all types and origins can make their energy consumption and CO2 emissions transparent throughout the organization, balance them holistically and thus optimize them in a targeted manner. Users are fully informed about their energy situation and their carbon footprint. On this basis, targeted optimizations can be initiated and the success of the measures can be monitored.

Adaptable to individual requirements

green.screen can be flexibly adapted to all requirements. Thanks to the platform's openness, data can be fed in from any source and in all standard formats. Processing is automated in a standardized manner or also according to individual requirements. On the other hand, data can be exported to any other system. green.screen is also compatible with the BISKO standards if this system should already be implemented. 

Smart City ready

With green.screen, municipalities are also making themselves fit for the smart city. The tool can be used as a universal data platform for all applications in the energy and environmental sectors, among others, which are digitized on an IoT basis.

For Whom Is green.screen Suitable?

  • Municipalities: administration, various offices, schools, swimming pools, public transport, building yard, waste collection, recycling yard, street lighting, etc. 
  • Counties: Administration, various offices, etc. 
  • Institutions of the federal states: administration, offices, district governments, courts, police, state enterprises, etc.) 
  • Federal government facilities: Federal government properties (e.g., government buildings, federal military sites, railroads, postal service, KfW), federal agencies (e.g., labor, BNetzA, foreign trade), federal services, courts, etc. 

Regardless of where the public sector bodies are located or what their function is, the green.screen sustainability platform enables them to play their exemplary role in achieving climate protection goals in a holistic manner. Thanks to the platform approach, all relevant data can be collected, aggregated and evaluated. This is done on the basis of the highest IT security standards and is DSGVO-compliant.