In many countries of the FIXIT GRUPPE, the use of renewable energies is being tested and so far more than 10 photovoltaic systems have been successfully put into operation. One of these is located at the factory site in Bex, Switzerland. A new, highly efficient system with around 4,000 sqm of solar panels was installed here at the end of 2022.
In future, around 830,000 kWh of electricity per year will be produced on five roof surfaces of the factory and production halls, which corresponds to the consumption of around 210 households or 9,244 full Tesla charges. Around 70% of the energy generated is consumed in the factory for the operation of the production machines.
Fixit AG has made a commitment to the Swiss Confederation to continuously reduce CO2 emissions as early as 2008 and to operate the quarries in a sustainable manner. An outstanding example is the successful cooperation of more than 20 years with oeko-b, which accompanies and monitors the extraction and successful recultivation of the final extraction zones of the Ennetmoos gypsum quarry. After the end of quarrying, these zones are continuously recultivated and converted into natural zones, taking into account the fauna and flora. Careful sloping, water drainage and immediate planting of vegetation protect against the danger of erosion and slides. In order to promote agricultural and ecological diversity, extensively farmed meadows were created in suitable places.
FIXIT GRUPPE finishing plasters for the highest demands on design, safety and durability. For more than 100 years, finishing plasters have stood for durability and timeless beauty. Their ecologically harmless components such as white lime and white cement are unique and unrivalled in Europe and cause significantly fewer emissions than other building materials. The FIXIT GRUPPE offers lime plasters in its product portfolio that have been tested and successfully launched on the market for many years. Different structures, colour shades and grain sizes guarantee an expressive and individual surface design. Due to their mineral composition, they achieve the highest possible diffusion openness. Easy processing and the best price-performance ratio make precious plasters a popular and economical design element for interiors and facades.
Energy-efficient building refurbishment, above all façade insulation, is one of the main challenges in achieving climate protection goals. In Germany alone, more than 19 million properties are affected. In addition, there are limits to the application of insulation on facades that are worthy of preservation or listed buildings. Especially for these requirements, a unique alternative to conventional insulation methods has been developed: Fixit 222 Aerogel high-performance insulating plaster. As the world's first insulating plaster, it combines the positive properties of mineral lime plasters with the advantages of a high-performance insulating material with λD 0.028 W/mk. The recognised approval of the German Institute for Building Technology (DiBT) confirms this.
More information on www.fixit-aerogel.com
Since 2021, new working models have been tested and introduced in the FIXIT GRUPPE and its countries. Particularly successful is „mobile working“ in Germany, which offers employees the greatest possible flexibility while at the same time protecting the climate: if a value of 150 grams per kilometer between home and work is applied, approximately 55.5 tons of CO2 were saved in 2022 alone. Added to this is a significant reduction in business trips, which are now very often
Since 2020, RÖFIX AG in Austria has gradually converted its vehicle fleet at eight locations to e-mobility: The new fleet for field staff and department heads consists of 15 electric and five hybrid vehicles. The company‘s own charging stations are available for refueling and supply electricity from renewable and, in the future, even self-generated energy sources. The conversion of the passenger car fleet is also being tested in other countries – and introduced if practical.
The recycling of building materials is an essential part of the sustainability strategy. The FIXIT GRUPPE is already involved in many countries and has launched numerous projects and initiatives: in Austria, for example, the company has switched to plastic-free packaging for a significant proportion of its powder products, and in Germany the sites participate in the dual system (Green Dot) and support the recycling of rock wool and EPS waste.