SPECULUM IN NUMBERS
Business planning, Investment planning and Feasibility studies
Grants from HR and EU sources
Providing documenation for loans and guarantees
Marketing strategies and marketing plans development
New products launch and Start-up consulting
Benchamrking – Market research and competitiveness analysis
Capital projects development and management
ENGINEERING SERVICES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Energy renovation projects for buildings – preparation and management
Energy audits of buildings, industrial plants and large enterprises
Energy audits of public lighting
Design and expert supervision
Preparation and management of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
RESEARCH, INNOVATION & DEVELOPMENT
Changes in technology have given rise for many alternative sources and methods to reduce energy and use it wisely. Technology changes have created many alternative sources and methods which may reduce energy consumpetion, when used wisely. Sustainability Solutions are achieved through Energy Efficiency, Green Building Initiatives, Renewable Energy, Behavior- Based Energy Conservation Strategies, Waste management. We in Speculum believe that sustainability and productivity do not have to be mutually exclusive – a joint targeted approach can have both economic and environmental benefits.
Many years of experience gained in the sector of energy renovation and energy efficiency, made Speculum aware of the need for a single tool for transparent and simple standardization of the energy renovation market, in order to increase implementationprojects quality. Experts from Speculum, in cooperation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Zagreb, have developed a new, unique and innovative solution, the first Croatian E-Exchange portal for building energy renewal. The portal connects renowned offerings, engineering and consulting services, banking and insurance services on one hand with interested property buildings, companies and industrial plants whose intention is to implement energy efficient measures, on the other. The platform enables standardization and shaping of the energy renovation market with the goal to increase quality, transparency and result of implemented projects. In cooperation with experts from the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Zagreb, Speculum designed and developed a new solution for the market. With a 117.000 € grant from ESI insurance funds, solution development and implementation was successfully completed. Market placement and marketing strategy implementation are in process.
Tehnix d.o.o., one of the world’s leading eco-industry companies that developed and produced over 300 devices for environmental protection, was facing a challenge with cost and time efficiency in running research and development projects for new products in industrial recycling segment. Requirement was to formalize and regulate partnerships with scientific research organization, design a project that will deliver a high quality and marketable product with export potential), have positive impact on company’s finance load, and align product development timeline with the rapid market placement plan. Speculum played an integral and active role in client’s team in research and development project planning, concept development, financial and operational planning and partnership allignement. Speculum was also responsible for managing required documentation and administration for the tender process, in order to ensure grants. The client received over 1,3 million € in grants and ran a 36 months of industrial research and experimental developmentApplied research resulted in a new product, intellectual property protection, international market placement plan and new job openings. A long term cooperation framework has been established with the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology in Zagreb as a scientific research organization on the project, with the potential for launching new research projects and mutual transfer of knowledge and experience.
Renewable energy sources and positive impact on the environment are among our strategic goals. In order to make our own contribution, we searched for a solution to produce and provide electricity supply for internal use. Our experts joined their technical knowledge and designed, delivered and made operational our own solar power plant with a capacity of 10 kW. Together with a complete financial model, project was applied and approved for ESI funds co-funding. The power plant has so far produced 78.77 MWh of electricity which is equivalent to reduction of CO2 emissions by 59 tons or planting 1,349 trees.
Energy audits of large companies and industries require a complex and comprehensive analysis of all parameters that affect the energy balance of a business. The construction and mechanical engineering segments, electrical energy consumption, machinery maintenance and fleet management are analyzed in detail. Over the last 7 years Speculum has gained experience in conducting these complex audits that aim to create prerequisites for energy savings . Today, Speculum is one of leading service providers of energy audits for industry in Croatia. Some of the companies that have placed their trust in us are: VETROPAK STRAŽA tvornica stakla d.d., OLIMPIAS TEKSTIL d.o.o., ABB d.o.o., SAME DEUTZ- FAHR Žetelice d.o.o., A1 Hrvatska d.o.o., KONČAR generatori i motori d.d., LONIA d.d., ALMOS d.o.o., TOMMY d.o.o., Tele2 d.o.o., NOVA TV, IKEA, ATLANTSKA PLOVIDBA d.d., FORMATOR d.o.o., METAL PRODUCT d.o.o., ĐURO ĐAKOVIĆ MONTAŽA d.o.o.
“Adoro vrata”, a Zagreb based company, produces modern aluminum doors from 2010. Very quickly the company became recognized for top quality products, on local and regional market. Today, Adoro is a modern, innovative, advanced and a multinational company for the production and distribution of aluminum entrance doors. Product highlight is the fusion of functionality and stylistic design created in cooperation with the worlds famous Porsche design studio. Adoro’s business development is supported by Speculum since company’s start. Excellent cooperation brought Adoro a total of 7 million € worth in projects with the provision of 3,1 mil € in grants. in grants Having in mind world trends and strategic definition of Adoro business development, we followed them and participated in strengthening production capacities, developing new product lines, increasing energy efficiency, reducing environmental impact by applying new technology and competence in production.
Brenum d.o.o. was searching for an investment to support a unique Aparthotel construction in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. As the first 4-star hotel in the county, Aparthotel Brenum’s would be an innovative contributor to the county development. The Aparthotel would offer exclusive content and high-quality service that would increase tourist value chain by creating new quality offer and diversity with increasing competitive advantage for the entire destination area. Aparthotel Brenum’s design base is the “green business” paradigm as the fundamental criterion of environmental awareness and the use of energy efficient materials and technological solutions. Together with the use of renewable energy sources, electric car chargers and creating offers, the destination would have emphasis on “green & healthy” lifestyle. After a detailed analysis of tourist trends and strategic goals for destination development, a joined project team designed a concept, defined activity scope and resources and delivered a financial structure required for project realization. With over 1,2 million € in grants, Aparthotel Brenum’s 15 accommodation units of superior design were built, equipped, and categorized with 4 stars. With new jobs openings, additional facilities and high-quality service, destination has a full year tourist season. The innovative e-business solutions in place were the basis for achieving the quality of modern tourism – the creation of “customized” offers tailored to each individual guest.