Improving energy efficiency
Since the 1970s, DAF has been saving energy by insulating buildings and using control systems for heating. Since 2003, DAF has had an Energy Saving Plan based on the Long-Term Agreement on Energy Efficiency aimed at promoting energy savings in the Netherlands. Now that the Long-Term Agreement has been ended by the Government, DAF still proceeds with updating their Energy Saving Plan and implementing energy-saving projects.
In 2015, DAF also joined the Flemish Energy Covenant. Both agreements are based on the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. Energy management is also part of our ISO 14001 environmental management system. As new incentives are based on CO2 reduction DAF will now focus on a CO2 Reduction Roadmap in line with European goals. PACCAR is listed as a participating company at SBTi’s (Science Based Targets Initiative) website.
To reduce our energy consumption, numerous projects have been implemented at all our sites. At our Parts Distribution Centre in Eindhoven, skylights reduce the need for electrical lighting and solar energy is used to provide hot water. At both our Eindhoven and Westerlo sites, 25 kilometres of lighting have been replaced with energy-efficient LED luminaires and another 4 kilometers planned. These new luminaires save over 16,000 kWh per day. Further energy savings have been made in Eindhoven and Westerlo by replacing part of and optimizing the local compressed air systems.