WindMade in Husum
HUSUM WindEnergy 2012 carries the official WindMade labelHusum, 19 July 2012 – Being awarded the WindMade label emphasises HUSUM WindEnergy 2012’s commitment to the use of renewable energy. The WindMade label is granted by a nonprofit organisation solely to enterprises that draw a share of their power from renewable energy sources – and in the case of exhibitions and events this share must be 100% in order to carry the label. As the leading international wind industry trade fair, HUSUM WindEnergy 2012 not only affirms its leading role in the international exchange of ideas and experiences in the wind industry, but also its leading role in supporting the direct use of wind power.
The biennial HUSUM WindEnergy trade fair has been the manifestation of the pioneering spirit and fascination for wind power since as far back as 1989. In the meantime the industry has not only come of age, but all the businesses involved now accept their responsibility in ensuring that they use the potential offered by renewable energy for maintaining and manufacturing their products. As a platform for the international exchange of ideas and experiences in the wind industry, HUSUM WindEnergy also plays a major role in the constant increase of wind power across the world. The 2012 show applied for the WindMade label so that it can clearly emphasise the fact that it practises what it preaches when it comes to running the fair itself. The WindMade label enables businesses and event organisers to communicate their commitment to renewable energy to the outside world and stand apart from the competition. The non-profit organisation behind the WindMade label only awards the certificate to events that draw their power exclusively from renewable energy sources. To be able to carry the WindMade label, an event must be 100% powered by renewable electricity, the largest share of which must come from wind power. As far as HUSUM WindEnergy is concerned, this includes the preparation of the event by Messe Husum, the power consumption by exhibition and congress, but also the receptions and dinners that are part of the event. In order to fulfil the high requirements set by WindMade, HUSUM WindEnergy invests in GoldPower certificates from a wind power project in Taiwan, which cover the total power consumption.
HUSUM Wind Energy 2012 is the first German WindMade event
Since the first WindMade label was awarded in November 2011, many leading businesses, such as Deutsche Bank, Motorola Mobility, Vestas Wind Systems, Better Place and many others, have undertaken to be certified as WindMade. HUSUM WindEnergy 2012 is the first German event to bear the label. “We are overjoyed that the 2012 fair has been awarded the WindMade label. The WindMade organisation corresponds excellently with our objective of making the use of wind and other renewable energy sources attractive for everybody. As the world’s most influential trade fair for wind power,
HUSUM WindEnergy has such international charisma that it can also use the WindMade label as a message to other enterprises and events in the industry”, emphasises exhibition boss Peter Becker. WindMade’s CEO Henrik Kuffner added, “We are proud for HUSUM WindEnergy 2012 to carry the WindMade label and for it to spread message that wind power has become the technology of choice for many electricity users. This includes event organisers, but also large and small companies from a great variety of sectors.”
WindMade is the first global label for enterprises, events and products that use wind power. The label is managed and awarded by an independent non-profit organisation. The aim of the WindMade label is to give enterprises the opportunity to communicate their commitment to wind power, and thus reinforce the use of renewable energy sources. The transparency of the label makes it possible for consumers to favour businesses that make a direct contribution to promoting renewable energy.
For more information about WindMade, see www.windmade.org
For more information about GoldPower certificates, see www.climatefriendly.com
HUSUM WindEnergy Press Office