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New white paper: Energy renovation of buildings

Long-term policies, holistic approaches, and innovative solutions by both the public and private sector have made Denmark a global leader in creating energy efficient buildings. Providing cases, pathways, and Danish perspectives, State of Green has published a new white paper looking at how to realise the untapped potential of the built environment with energy renovation of buildings.

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Discover the white paper: Sustainable Industries

Learn about Denmark’s experience within energy, water and resource efficiency in industries ensuring sustainable industries, while discovering cases and solutions showcasing efficiency measures across a wide range of industrial sectors.

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Sound of Green: Designing for sustainability in buildings

Pursuing energy efficient buildings is crucial in the journey towards sustainable societies – both environmentally, economically, and socially. The latest episode of Sound of Green takes a deep-dive on energy efficiency in the building stock.

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Sound of Green Designing for Sustainability in Buildings

New white paper: Energy renovation of buildings

Discover the white paper: Sustainable Industries

Sound of Green: Designing for sustainability in buildings

Improving energy efficiency stands out as a simple yet effective approach to minimize energy waste, decrease energy expenses, and mitigate reliance on fossil fuels.

Denmark has a long tradition of implementing energy efficiency initiatives, harnessing the potential of energy reductions in sectors like construction and energy-intensive industries.


Energy efficiency for healthy buildings and better living

Improving energy efficiency and performance of household buildings can cut down energy usage and optimise the indoor environment. Learn more about the Danish approach to energy efficiency in its building stock.

Explore Denmark’s journey to decarbonise and energy optimise its buildings

With a holistic approach, Denmark is on a journey towards decarbonising its buildings. Get an introduction to the green policies and energy-efficient cases that pave the way for greener building stock.

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Energy efficiency as a tool to decarbonise buildings

Globally, buildings represent 30 percent of final energy consumption, and in Denmark alone, the construction sector accounts for 40 percent of Danish energy usage.

Having set an ambitious goal to cut down its greenhouse gas emissions by a 70 percent reduction before 2030, energy efficiency plays a crucial part in Denmark’s effort to reach its climate targets. This is embodied by a public-private partnership, with 63 proposals from the construction sector, which aims to cut emissions by 5.8 million tonnes annually by 2030.

Discover Denmarks journey to decarbonise its buildings through energy efficiency

Denmark’s history of energy efficiency dates back to the 1970s oil crisis, prompting government-led efforts in building regulations. The 1980s saw an ambitious national energy plan, with a focus on building energy efficiency. In the 1990s, policies like tax incentives and a national energy labelling system were introduced.

Today, Denmark boasts a comprehensive regulatory framework for energy efficiency, featuring a strict building code, energy labelling, and public-private partnerships. Leveraging a 50-year legacy, Danish companies provide cutting-edge solutions, positioning Denmark as a leader in sustainable technologies.

The Danish approach: Six ways to accelerate energy efficiency in buildings


Energy efficiency - a shortcut to climate neutrality

There is huge potential in reducing energy consumption and utilising excess heat in industrial processes. Discover solution providers and learn more about Denmark’s approach to energy efficiency.

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Discover Denmark’s resource-efficient industries

Presenting insights and lessons from Denmark’s push to make its industries more resource-efficient, this publication gives an introduction to the Danish journey towards energy efficiency in industries, while showcasing innovative solutions from Danish solution providers.

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Securing resource-efficiency in energy-intensive industries

Industries with substantial energy demands, such as the food and beverage sector, rely heavily on energy for production, processing, and product transportation. Notably, the food and beverage industry contributes to approximately 30 percent of global energy consumption within the industrial sector.

Energy-efficient solutions are an important tool to address these challenges. By optimising energy usage and reducing waste, especially in energy-heavy industries, companies can achieve significant cost savings and secure sustainable resource consumption while enhancing their market competitiveness and improving operational efficiency.

Energy efficiency has been an embedded part of Denmark’s mindset for decades, driven by a spectrum of policies, initiatives, and instruments with normative, informative, and economic objectives. Denmark exemplifies the possibility of decoupling economic growth from increased energy consumption, demonstrating the great potential in harvesting low-hanging fruits from conducting energy efficiency improvements.


Discover Danish solutions providers mastering energy efficiency

Driven by a rich legacy, Danish companies provide world-class solutions and technologies for insulation, windows, data control systems and architecture that make sustainable energy renovation projects possible. Meanwhile, Danish food and beverage producers have been refining their methods to produce more with less for a number of years now.

Discover Danish solutions and experts in energy efficiency by exploring the case stories below.

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Aalborg prepares to host international conference on sustainable cities

10 May 2024
In October, over 1,000 politicians and civil servants from across Europe will gather in Aalborg to discuss how European municipalities can best support the green and sustainable transition.
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