Danish White Paper Shares Best Practices in Smart Buildings  

2015.10.22

The public-private partnership State of Green has just published the white paper 'Smart Buildings: Combining energy efficiency, flexibility and comfort', which offers a selection of examples and opinions, demonstrating opportunities and lessons learned from different stakeholders across the Danish smart buildings industry, supported by state-of-the-art case examples from across the world.

How to maximize smart buildings solutions

Buildings account for up to 40% of society’s energy demand and thereby play a key role in the green transition. The aim of this white paper is to share best practices on smart buildings that offer more flexibility, comfort and energy efficiency.

Through several state-of-the-art case examples, the publication 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.

Endorsed by European Commissioner and Danish Minister

The publication has already been warmly welcomed by the Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Chr. Lilleholt.

-“Smart buildings can increase efficiency and reliability in the overall energy system, storing energy when it is abundant, and then releasing it and shutting down non-essential consumption when demand is high. Obviously, this can reduce peak loads, the need for generation capacity and the risk of blackouts. This may be worthwhile in any energy system, the Minister states in the white paper.

Also, the Vice President of the European Commission for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefcovic acknowledges the importance of buildings as part of the green transition:

- “The solutions highlighted manifest, once again, that energy efficiency provides Europe’s industry with an unparalleled business opportunity. I have often said that the Energy Union was a triple-win Strategy, benefiting the economy, society, and the environment. In your work – you exemplify that! I therefore encourage you to continue. I have no doubt that together we can make Europe the most energy-efficient continent.”

View the publication here:

 Read the smart buildings white paper

State of Green is a public-private partnership founded by the Danish Government, the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Danish Energy Association, the Danish Agriculture & Food Council and the Danish Wind Industry Association.

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