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
The institution Hektar Nektar launched the 2028 project in 2018: The aim of the project: to actively engage in bee conservation and to increase the bee population by 10 percent in 10 years. To achieve this, Hektar Nektar supports beekeepers in their work in a variety of ways - and everyone can join in: Businesses, bee enthusiasts and beekeepers. The best way to find out exactly how it works is to visit the Hektar website.
And how does RÖFIX benefit from this? We decided to support 2 beekeepers in their work. Through our sponsorship, the beekeepers received a start-up package containing a bee colony, the bee house with frame and other small useful instruments.
Since 2021, the FIXIT GRUPPE companies in Germany have been recording the days on which employees do not work in the office as part of the new "mobile working" company agreement. Assuming a value of 150 grams per kilometre between home and work, approx. 37.5 tonnes of CO2 were not emitted in Germany over a period of 6 months as a result of "mobile working", as the journey to work was not required. In addition, there has been a significant reduction in business trips, which are now very often replaced by video conferences.