Enabling an automated, intelligent control of energy consumption in terms of energy savings, flexibility and comfort to the benefit of people and the climate
Buildings equipped with sensors for lighting, air quality, climate control, smart meters and energy management systems enable an automated, intelligent control of energy consumption in terms of energy savings, flexibility and comfort to the benefit of people and the climate. The potential of intelligent buildings extend beyond the buildings themselves when they function as flexible components in a transforming energy system that offers still larger amounts of fluctuating energy sources.
We invite you to explore solutions related to intelligent buildings in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest news related to intelligent buildings and discover real-life case examples of how intelligent buildings can help solve your environmental issues.
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Texas is currently home to 16 of the hottest cities in the US, and researchers predict that temperatures will continue to skyrocket, creating the detrimental “urban heat island” effect. This could have huge negative social and economic impacts for communities living in the cities. Fortunately, many solutions can help build resilience towards hazardous heat in the cities.
Traditional central heating systems fail to adjust to changing weather, living patterns and thermodynamic properties of the building, which results in overheating, inefficiency, high costs and poor indoor climate conditions.Danfoss provides software solutions using artificial intelligence to optimally control and monitor centrally heated buildings.
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 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%.
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.
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.
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 […]
In Europe alone, it is estimated that companies suffer €923Bn (€4,070 per employee) in lost worker productivity every year due to poor indoor working environments. The main contributors of this problem are moisture and mould problems that cause allergies and asthma and poor building ventilation leads to headaches, influenza and common colds. The issue is that current […]
Children spend enormous amounts of time in classrooms and are affected by the indoor environment quality (IEQ) and a crucial component of it is the indoor air quality (IAQ). The age and quality of buildings that house a school, location of windows, ventilation systems if any, wind speed and direction and proximity to roads, intersections […]
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is the 5th-smartest city in the world. On a new list of 102 world cities, Denmark scores highly in terms of smart technological solutions, access to green spaces and good local council services.
Countries and cities around the world are facing a massive green transition. Smart City technology can help solve many of the challenges when turning cities greener and more efficient. A new analysis highlights the potential in the Danish Smart City sector.
NIRAS is in the process of developing a tool that can help make the UN Global Goals a reality in building projects. Experience shows that it is important to prioritize goals in order to achieve the greatest effect throughout the whole life cycle of a building project.
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.
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.
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 […]
During 2008 and 2009 more than 75 leading Danish energy specialists analyzed the areas’ opportunities and challenges and created the ProjectZero 2029 masterplan, concluding that Sonderborg can achieve ZEROcarbon by 2029. Key issues: Massive focus on smart use of energy. Lowering consumption by energy efficiency improvement is estimated to reduce energy consumption by 40% compared […]