Basel – The Servetia initiative aims to help Swiss companies achieve greater energy efficiency through servitization. BASE’s model shifts the focus from owning energy systems to using the services they provide.
The Servetia initiative from BASE – Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy aims to help Swiss companies achieve greater energy efficiency and has launched the Servitization model for this purpose, according to a press release. For companies, energy costs have a significant impact on profitability, which makes energy efficiency an important opportunity, the report continues. By optimizing energy consumption, companies can not only cut their costs, but also reduce their CO2 emissions, achieve their sustainability goals and prepare for future energy regulations.
Servetia presents an innovative approach to overcoming these challenges through servitization. The underlying model, also known as Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service (EaaS), shifts the focus from owning energy systems to using the services they provide, such as heating or cooling, without the need for capital investment. The solution providers remain the owners of the systems and take care of implementation, operation, maintenance and upgrades.
Through its collaboration with BASE, the Enterprise for Society Center(E4S) and the Fondation Valery, Servetia provides access to these cutting-edge technologies. Using BASE’s extensive experience, tools such as standardized contracts and financial analyses have been developed to support the introduction of the model.
Over the past year, Servetia has built up a partner network that includes solution providers from energy technologies to metering and digitalization, financiers, public institutions and companies in order to exploit the full potential of servitization in Switzerland, according to the press release. ce/gba