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About Energy Efficiency

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Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency has been a priority for Denmark for decades, which is why Denmark has become one of the most energy-efficient countries in the EU and the OECD. Energy consumption has been decoupled from economic growth, and looking ahead, Denmark will be 100% independent of fossil fuels by 2050. This will partly be achieved through energy efficiency measures and energy savings in both domestic and industrial contexts.

Energy savings in buildings
Buildings account for 40% 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. For decades, Denmark has been a world leader of energy efficiency in buildings and energy-efficient solutions are widely implemented in newly built and refurbished housing, offices and public institutions across the country.

With today’s existing technologies, it is possible to reduce energy consumption in buildings by at least 50%, and possibly as much as 80%. These remarkable savings can be achieved through building renovation projects -especially deep retrofitting- where technologies such as energy-efficient windows, insulation materials, heat regulators, ventilation systems, efficient pumps and intelligent lighting are implemented. For more inspiration, please read our white paper on Smart Buildings

Optimising industrial processes
Energy is an important driver of industrial productivity growth, and is a key production input in industrial processes. Energy represents 1-10% of total production costs and for energy intensive industries such as steel, chemical, paper, pharmaceutical, cement and construction materials, energy costs typically constitute 15-40%. As a result, many Danish companies have optimised their industrial processes, facilities and equipment, resulting in substantial reductions in their consumption of energy, water and packaging.

Energy efficiency for all
Danish technology and know-how in the field energy efficiency are applied not only in Denmark, but all over the world, making a considerable positive impact on the bottom lines of companies and individuals striving  for ways to save energy.

- Explore more than 550 ‘Solutions’ within Energy Efficiency
- Connect with more than 260 ‘Profiles’ within Energy Efficiency

Interested in learning more?
For further information on Energy Efficiency, please contact Thomas Dahl Thellesen, Project Manager,  / +45 2057 0070. 

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