Techem sets the course for the future – with TRIOS

We founded the Techem Research Institute on Sustainability – TRIOS for short – in order to take the increasingly growing importance of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) criteria into account within the company, as well as address climate and environmental protection in a uniform manner across the Group.

Think tank for our sustainable commitment

In order to advance the topic of energy efficiency enhancement and CO₂-reduction even further, we at Techem rely on active support for research projects and collaborations. 

This is why we founded the Techem Research Institute on Sustainability (TRIOS) at the beginning of 2022. A milestone for Techem’s transformation into a company that operates sustainably in all facets. The goal? A low-emission society with stable and affordable energy and resource supplies.

Driving decarbonization

TRIOS conducts research on renewable energy supply solutions, energy efficiency processes, and the related CO₂-reduction. With its scientific work, TRIOS supports the decarbonization of Techem customers’ building stock.

TRIOS strengthens the environmental dimension

TRIOS creates a methodologically sound database thanks to analysis and research. This enables us to calculate the CO₂e-footprint of the Techem Group, but also to determine the consumption and CO₂e-characteristics in our customers’ buildings. TRIOS thus strengthens the environmental dimension.

The institute also standardizes and norms our device technologies and billing bases. It also handles patent management. TRIOS is responsible for dialog and partnerships with social stakeholders, scientific institutions and committees.

TRIOS study: Efficient buildings based on digitalization and economical user behavior

TRIOS is responsible for the regular development of our Consumption Figures Study . This study is based on the evaluation and analysis of 2022 data on final energy and water consumption as well as heating and hot water cost for approximately 1.4 million German apartments in 120,000 apartment buildings.

The latest analysis shows: Economical user behavior and optimized, digitalized system operation can significantly improve building efficiency. This unlocks additional savings potential of around 1.9 million tons of CO2e in Germany.

Five key findings of the latest Consumption Figures Study at a glance:

20 %

reduction in final energy consumption in 2022
compared to the previous year due to optimized
user behavior, installation efficiency and warmer weather

15 %

potential savings and avoidance in final energy and 
CO2e emissions through digital heating monitoring as well as
optimized operational management, incl. improved emission class

20 %

average energy savings through 
consumption-based heating cost billing

90 %

of buildings are suitable for a heat 
pump, if radiators are replaced

62 %

higher emissions in billing portfolio 
than target set by CO2 levy law

Further information on the Consumption Figures Study 2022

[German versions only]

Our media team

Katharina Bathe-Metzler

Media Spokesperson 
Head of Sustainability, Communications & Public Affairs

Janina Schmidt

Media Spokesperson 
Senior Corporate Communications Manager