- MOL Group’s zero-carbon solar powered service station in Budapest wins Energy Globe National Award
- Creative use of alternative energy has a reduction of 190 tons of CO2 in MOL Group’s service station yearly
- Energy Globe Award covers more than 160 countries and over 1000 projects worldwide
BUDAPEST, 29th July, 2014 – Today, MOL Group’s service station has received the Energy Globe National Award (EGNA), handed over by Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Austria in Budapest. The award winning service station in Budapest, Istenhegyi Street has been designed by Zsolt Zombori, Europa Studio Architecture in 2012. The best in class service station even beats the efficiency of passive buildings and has a number of smart solutions and non-industry typical standards such as ecological walls and roof, thermal insulation in the building and photovoltaic electric system.
The award was founded in 1999 by the Austrian Energy Pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is one of the most prestigious environmental awards.
The prestigious environmental award handed over by Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner, underlines MOL Group’s commitment to the balanced integration of economic, environmental and social factors into the everyday business operations. MOL’s Istenhegy service station, owns an “A” – the best- category in energy saving, is a pioneer project to find innovative solutions such as thermal insulation, green wall and roof, LED-lighting and alternative heating system, which ensures to operate as a zero-carbon emission service station.
"I am particularly pleased that with Mr. Zsolt Zombori, architect of Europa Studio Architecture, the National Energy Globe Award is given to a Hungarian project for the first time. MOL Group’s service station in Buda is more than an eye-catching project: adaption of future-oriented technologies at a service station – which is rather a typical place to sell fossil fuels - is particularly noteworthy." – said Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner.
On the Ambassador’s invitation Dominic Köfner, Vice President for Corporate Communications represented MOL Group and commented: “I’m delighted that our concept service station has won this Austrian Award which is the proof of our engagement towards green solutions.”
MOL Group is committed to decrease the impact on the environment caused by its operations and utilisation of its products, therefore the company is constantly seeking to improve its environmental performance and to find solutions to tackle the new emerging issues that affect the energy industry.
To find out more information about MOL Group’s award winning service station, please click on this link.
About MOL Group
MOL Group is an integrated, independent, international oil and gas company, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. It has operations in over 40 countries and employs almost 29,000 people worldwide. MOL’s exploration and production activities are supported by more than 75 years’ experience in the hydrocarbon field. At the moment, there are production activities in 8 countries and exploration assets in 12 countries. The Group operates four refineries and two petrochemicals plants, under integrated supply chain management, in Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia. MOL Group also owns a network of over 1,700 service stations across 11 countries in Central & South Eastern Europe.
About the Energy Globe Award
With more than 160 participating countries and over 1000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It highlights projects regionally, nationally and globally those conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. The goal of the Energy Globe Award is to create the necessary awareness concerning solutions to our environmental problems and to demonstrate that each of us can make a positive contribution. The winning Energy Globe projects serve as examples, which are presented on the Energy Globe website and in the Energy Globe project database.
Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe.
MOL Group International Communications Expert
MOL Group International Communications Expert
From left to right: Béla Csorba (MOL Group Network Development and Asset Manager), Dr Erika Teoman-Brenner (Head of Austrian Foreign Trade Office in Budapest), Zoltán Ajtony Hevesi (Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of National Development), Zsolt Zombori (Europe Studio Architecture), Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner, Chargé d’Affaires (Embassy of Austria in Budapest), Dominic Köfner (MOL Group Vice President for Corporate Communications)
Istenhegy service station, Budapest