How EnOcean’s technology is fighting climate change, one building at a time
In a world where sustainability is the name of the game, EnOcean is quietly making a big impact in the fight against climate change. Our innovative energy harvesting wireless technology is helping save over 1.4 million tons of CO2 emissions every year. That’s equivalent to taking roughly 304,348 cars off the road for an entire year. Impressive, right?
The innovative energy harvesting wireless technology
So, how do we do it? EnOcean’s technology is now being used in more than one million buildings worldwide, and it’s making a real difference. Working in collaboration with SET Ventures, EnOcean has crunched the numbers and calculated that our devices can cut a building’s energy consumption by about 15%. To put that in perspective, EnOcean products are managing a whopping 221 million square meters of floorspace – that’s roughly 74,000 football fields! And the best part? Those annual savings are only expected to grow as more of our sensors hit the market.
The significance of energy-efficient buildings
Why is this important? Well, buildings are responsible for a staggering 40% of the world’s energy consumption, according to Forbes. That’s a huge chunk of the energy pie, and it’s contributing to climate change. Our technology is helping to change that by making buildings smarter and more energy-efficient. It’s a cost-effective way to reduce unnecessary energy consumption, and it doesn’t require massive infrastructure investments.
Energy harvesting in EnOcean’s wireless products
But how does it work? EnOcean’s wireless building-automation products are all about energy harvesting. They draw power from their surroundings – think motion, light, and temperature differences – so there’s no need for batteries or power cords. The product lineup includes kinetic switches, self-powered sensors, gateways, actuators, configuration tools, and the SmartServer IoT edge device. These devices can communicate with heating, air conditioning, lighting, and even monitor occupancy and people flow. Plus, they allow for automatic adjustments to optimize user comfort while saving energy. Oh, and did we mention they’re maintenance-free? No more servicing or battery replacements.
Perfect fit for upcoming German legislation
Our solutions are also a perfect fit for upcoming German legislation, the Buildings Energy Act (Gebäudeenergiegesetz, GEG 2024), set to roll out in 2024. This law puts a strong emphasis on building automation in non-residential buildings to cut CO2 emissions. It aligns with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) goals to achieve carbon-neutral building operation by 2050 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
EnOcean’s role in carbon-neutral building operation
EnOcean’s technology is tailor-made to meet the growing demand for building automation solutions, especially in non-residential buildings. As the world moves towards carbon-neutral building operation, EnOcean’s products are leading the way, making buildings more energy-efficient and sustainable.
So, the next time you walk into a smart building and the lights adjust automatically or the temperature feels just right, remember that behind the scenes, EnOcean’s technology is playing a crucial role in reducing CO2 emissions and making our world a greener place, one building at a time.