Energy efficiency in heating and cooling systems
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With energy consumption and related costs high and rising, it’s time to act fast. There’s a butterfly effect to our actions so let’s start at our own homes. There are lots of things we can do to lower the bill: let’s start with these 7 suggestions.
We spend most of our time in buildings – working, shopping, learning, sleeping. These buildings consume a lot of energy. Today, three out of four of them are energy inefficient. By applying viable, simple and reliable solutions, 67bn EUR could be saved in 2030 by us, EU citizens. It’s time to put ourselves on a fast track to highly efficient, connected buildings.
What do Istanbul, Hamburg, Tuzla and Silkeborg have in common? By implementing proper district heating strategies and solutions, they have chosen the path of energy efficiency and lower costs. Read about their experience. Tomorrow, your city could be next.
Tech innovations can be used for essential, cost-saving solutions. Always having control over the temperature of our home saves energy, money and simplifies our everyday life. Meet two couples from Denmark and read about their experience.
According to Eurostat, EU average per capita emissions of carbon dioxide stand at more than 7 tonnes annually. While the European Commission’s 2050 long-term strategy includes requirements and guidelines aimed at state and corporate entities, there are many steps we can do on individual level, too.
Today, district heating (DH) accounts for approximately 12% of the European heat demand. As an essential contributor to significant CO2 emissions reductions it is seen as important part of achieving our environmental goals. This is the reason our ambition for an environment friendly and energy efficient tomorrow needs to drive us to fulfilling even higher goals.
Within 30 years, the Earth's population will reach almost 10 billion. With nearly 70% of people living in the cities, our success in reaching the goals of achieving energy efficiency and keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (as set in the Paris agreement) will depend on urban strategies, policies and actions. Heating is one important topic no one should overlook when taking strategic decisions about our future.
Digitalization has already transformed the way we consume and optimize energy usage but the potential is much bigger thanks to the huge amount of data that will be collected from The Internet of Things (IoT) wireless sensors and AI (Artificial Intelligence) capabilities.
Every step counts
The world of tomorrow will have to do more with less. As our planet’s population and energy demands grow, we need to reduce our energy usage in our everyday life. Heating is one aspect where consumption is measured in millions of tons of CO2 emissions. From infrastructural strategic decisions transforming modern cities to simple solutions applied in households everywhere, our aim is simple: to become as energy efficient as possible.