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German launch of the White Paper “Energy renovation of buildings”

By State of Green, October 10, 2018

On 9 October, the German version of State of Green's white paper “Energy renovation of buildings” was launched during the event “Digitalization in the world of Energy Efficiency” at the Danish Embassy in Berlin.

The German organisation Deutsche Unternehmensinitiative Energieeffizienz (DENEFF) and the Danish Embassy in Berlin co-organised the event “Digitalization in the world of Energy Efficiency” in order to bring together decision makers from the industry, government, city representatives and institutions.

DENEFF unites companies in the field of energy efficiency to represent their political interests in energy efficiency regulation in Germany.

The main objective of the event was to promote Danish-German cooperation at both political and corporate level and to launch the German version of State of Green’s white paper “Energy renovation of buildings”.

During the event, guests participated in presentations, discussions, knowledge-exchange and Q&A’s with speakers from private companies as well as from the public sector.

Almost all areas of the energy business are influenced by policymakers and political agreements, which is why the participation of representatives from both the Danish and German government are important in the discussion of creating better conditions for the future of energy efficiency.

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Energy renovation of buildings in Germany

A German case of energy renovation of buildings is Danfoss’ use of artificial intelligence to optimally control and monitor centrally heated buildings. By processing the collected data with artificial intelligence, the central heating is controlled in an optimal manner taking into account the thermodynamic behaviour of the building; weather, ventilation, inhabitant living patterns, etc. The mix has proven successful and Germany is one of the countries that have already installed it in multiple apartments.

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Furthermore, the white paper presents the benefits of creating new building codes and energy labeling in Denmark. A system that has made Denmark a world leader in energy-efficient buildings. Not only does energy renovation of buildings contribute to achieving a fossil-free society, but it also creates a better indoor climate, which benefits the citizens’ health.

Buildings are one of society’s greatest energy consumers, representing almost 40 percent of all energy used. According to the Danish Energy Agency, approx. 85 percent of the buildings we will live in by 2050 already exist today. This means that we need to take into account the way we construct buildings today in order to obtain a fossil-free society in the future.

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