Reducing the energy consumption of buildings will be a key priority for any country or community striving to lower energy expenses and reduce CO2 emissions
Buildings account for 40 percent of global energy consumption and nearly the same share of CO2 emissions. Consequently, reducing the energy consumption of buildings will be a key priority for any country or community striving to lower energy expenses and reduce CO2 emissions. With today’s technologies, it is possible to reduce energy consumption in buildings by at least 50 percent. For decades, Denmark has focused on energy efficiency in buildings and energy-efficient solutions are widely implemented in both new-built, renovated and retrofitted housing, offices and public institutions across the nation.
We invite you to explore solutions related to energy efficiency in buildings in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest energy efficiency news and discover real-life case examples of energy efficiency in buildings can help solve your energy issues.
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With colorful lights in the glazed double facade, the Confederation of Danish Industry has become an architectural landmark in the heart of Copenhagen. The building has been headquarters to the organization since 1972, and in 2013, the building reopened after a thorough renovation. The renovation gave the building a more modern architectural expression, along with […]
Through seven years of research, the project CITIES has shown how digital solutions based on data-driven methods make energy systems talk with each other. It saves money and CO2. Here are five significant key findings from the research.
The Danish government will increase its energy saving efforts with new ambitious energy saving targets by 2030. The government will reduce its energy consumption by a further 42,480 MWh in buildings owned and used by state administration. In other buildings used by state institutions, energy consumption must be reduced by 10 per cent within the next 10 years.
The renovation needed to respect the historic façade of the building, and ROCKWOOL REDArt thermal insulation system proved to be the ideal solution.
Today, the renovated residential building on Viale Murillo ranks among the most advanced real estate assets in the capital of Italy’s Lombardy region, representing a model for the entire city to aspire to.
C.F. Møller Architects has in collaboration with Netto and Salling Group developed the concept for the first free-standing convenience store to achieve a DGNB Gold certification. The store is made of timber and cladded with wood and terracotta tiles.
The energy-efficient technologies implemented at Keppel Bay Tower include the most modern technologies such as the innovative and highly efficient EC+ concept of NOVENCO® ZerAx® axial fans with high efficiency motors and Danfoss VFD®s. The energy savings of 43% achieved through use of the ZerAx EC+ fans have been verified by the independent adjudicators Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The impact the ZerAx EC+ fans have on the annual energy consumption of the building resulted in February 2020 in a reduction of 22.3%, which exceeded the initial target of 20%.
The purpose of the course is to give participants a thorough insight to the various aspects of the District Heating business. The course offer curated, impartial, compressed high-quality content delivered by 7 international specialists with many years of experience. The course offers two live webinars, 45 video lessons (650 minutes), access to DH learning platform […]
In the spring of 2015 construction was started to expand the Milton District Hospital to keep pace with unprecedented population growth, increasing demand, and the need to diversify services. The goal was to create a space that would be inclusive and accessible, promote healing and wellbeing, while contributing to community and the environment.
An additional 72 cities and municipalities around the world are joining “Race to Zero”, a global campaign to mobilise cities, businesses, regions, and investors around a green and just recovery ahead of next year’s COP26 in Glasgow. A record-high 46 Danish municipalities have joined, so now a total of 66 Danish municipalities are in the race.
Yesterday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) launched its World Energy Outlook 2020. As expected, this year’s report and expectations for the development of the energy sector have been heavily influenced by the global Covid-19 health crisis. One thing is however clear: We all need to choose a more renewable energy future.
Danish experiences can contribute to the green transition in Japan by utilising the country’s large wind resources. A strengthened cooperation between Denmark and Japan also includes large commercial opportunities for the Danish wind industry that can deliver the green solutions requested by the Japanese.
New nudging concepts from the Danish Energy Agency will get more Danes to invest in energy renovations of their homes. The effort is targeted at promoting the economic as well as the climate advantages.
Over four billion euros will be invested in renovating public housing in Denmark to improve energy efficiency, sustainability and liveability. The capital injection is hailed as wise, green and job creating in a time of crisis.
Limitations on the Danish construction budget for 2020 have been suspended. This allows for large-scale energy renovations at sports facilities and social facilities that are left empty due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Clean Air School Districts is a holistic solution with sensor instruments, educational material, and consultation for students, teachers, and parents to collaborate with the school management on improving the school’s indoor environment quality. A better indoor environment has been proven to remarkably improve learning ability among children and reduce sick days and absenteeism. It accounts for […]
A compact solution for monitoring room activity Whether you are a solution provider of IoT products within smart home, heathcare, smart energy or building management, Motion Sensor Mini from Develco Products offers convenience and security to your customers. The wireless Motion Sensor Mini is a compact motion sensor that allows your customers to detect occupancy, […]
Indoor air quality is critical for good health, as compounds present in indoor air may affect human health, work performance and comfort. As a result, it is relevant to monitor the VOC levels in indoor air to ensure that the air is healthy and clean.
Building renovation in the future will encompass broader sustainability concerns and holistic renovation scenarios Reducing buildings’ energy consumption and emissions is a key objective to meet the EU’s energy and climate goals. In addition, it is also a necessity to ensure buildings’ functions and qualities, and to provide a positive living environment. Therefore energy efficiency […]
Retrofitting Buildings for cost, comfort and climate Buildings are one of society’s greatest energy consumers representing almost 40 percent of all energy used. According to the Danish Energy Agency approximately 85 per cent of the buildings we will live in by 2050 already exist today. Therefore, in order to reach the goal of a fossil-free […]
In order to use heat pumps as an asset in the future electric system, there is a current need to develop common international communication standards. This is to ensure that all heat pumps on the market ‘speaks the same language’, meaning that they can be connected and aggregated. Data communication technology at focus HPCOM turns […]
If we are to succeed with the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, there is a need for more flexibility in the energy system. In the project ”Storage of electricity and heat in salt hydrate”, we demonstrate and test the prototype of a new heat battery that is able to store solar energy and […]
In a future where energy comes from renewable energy sources, we need to be able to control the electricity consumption, taking into account the fluctuating electricity production. Here, it is an advantage that consumers can actively turn down their electricity consumption or move it to periods when more electricity is produced. Remote controlling of heat […]
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
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.
This toolkit is designed for practitioners, governmental experts and other energy experts, and policymakers who are interested in developing and improving appliance energy efficiency policies. Acknowledging that governments operate under constrained resources, the toolkit provides examples of policies that have been implemented successfully with minimal costs, and illustrates different choices policymakers may consider. Finally, it […]
Countries around the world face critical energy choices. The goal of economic growth and future prosperity is challenged by energy needs and international efforts to find solutions to mitigate global warming. Thus the energy choices revolve around choosing appropriate policies and measures with regard to the energy mix and the timing and scope of investments […]
The aim towards a 100% renewable energy supply and optimum energy consumption by 2030 The Frederikshavn Municipality has prepared a strategy plan on renewable energy 2030. The strategy plan follows the Municipality action plan on the EU Covenant of Mayors agreement prepared in December 2012. The strategy plan is prepared to implement the energy policy of Frederikshavn Municipality for the entire Municipality as geographical boundary and aims […]
Three Danish cities at the forefront of implementing sustainable urbanisation “Green Urban Denmark” is a publication jointly prepared by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), the municipalities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg and the Danish Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs. It highlights how Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg have developed and implemented green urbanization and […]
Learn from Danish success stories by downloading the Energy Policy Toolkit on Energy Efficiency in Industries Industrial energy efficiency is a clear-cut strategic topic, yet still resides in the periphery of governmental energy strategies. A shift of mind is required, away from words such as ‘costs’ and ‘quick fixes’ and towards a vocabulary of long-term […]
Do something about the energy resources As the world’s population grows and emerging economies expands rapidly, global demand and competition for energy are set to intensify in the decades to come. This will probably drive up prices of the world’s finite oil and other fossil fuel resources. Our energy resources are concentrated largely in a […]
Copenhagen assumes its share of the responsibility for climate change with the CPH 2025 Climate Plan. We want to show that it is possible to combine growth, development and increased quality of life with the reduction of CO2 emissions. It is all about finding solutions that are smarter, greener, healthier and more profitable. And by 2025 we will be able […]
Energy2020 comprises the interaction of the following main activities: Energy Accounts: An account has been created for all consumed energy in the whole of the geographical area of the municipality. Ringkøbing-Skjern is Denmark’s largest municipality geographically, and here the total energy consumption is 10.6 PJ. An equal amount of renewable energy must be produced locally. […]