Buildings account for up to 40% of society’s energy demand and thereby play a key role in the green transition. This White Paper can be used as a tool for inspiration to spot the potential or implement building automation and energy-efficient measures in new and existing buildings globally.

Buildings and the Green Transition

In Denmark as well as in many other countries, fluctuating renewable energy resources account for an increasing share of power generation. The green transition requires enhanced focus on energy consumption and the ability to shift demand to hours where there is more wind and solar power in the energy system. Buildings account for up to 40% of society’s energy demand and thereby play a key role in the green transition. Their design and function define our private and work lives. By building smarter it is possible to achieve greater energy savings, flexibility and comfort to the benefit of people and the climate.

About this White Paper

The aim of this White Paper is to share best practice on Smart Buildings that offer more flexibility, comfort and energy efficiency. Through several state-of-the-art case examples, the White Paper illustrates the potentials and lessons learned on how to maximise the outcome of implementing smart systems in buildings through innovative architecture, construction, technology, management and user-behaviour.

The White Paper is a tool for inspiration to spot the potential and promote or implement building automation and energy-efficient measures in new and exsisting buildings globally.

The potential of smart buildings extend beyond the buildings themselves when they play their roleas flexible components in a diverse energy system that offers still larger amounts of fluctuating energy sources. The cases presented in this White Paper are examples of buildings that hold the potential needed for energy efficiency and flexibility to be integrated in the intelligent energy system of tomorrow.

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