Published July 16, 2020
It is common knowledge now that carbon emissions hurt the world. However, a lot of humankind actions emit carbon. The European Union commits to become the first carbon free continent by 2050, as expressed in the European Green Deal plan which we already cover in our blog. To do so, the EU encourages countries and businesses to reduce their emissions by going for cleaner energies, working on energy efficiency and any other environmental-friendly solution.
Why do they insist on businesses?
According to the European Union, buildings are one of the biggest energy consumers and carbon emitters in the continent, and companies own a wide range of buildings which are reported to consume 40% of the total final energy consumption and reject 36% of CO2. This is why it is urgent to optimise energy consumption of our buildings, as they have a major impact on climate change.
On the 8th of July, the European Commission presented its “Integration strategy” which has three main characteristics described as follows:
1. A more efficient and “circular system”, where waste energy is captured and re-used.
2.A cleaner power system, with more direct electrification of end-use sectors such as heating of buildings and transport.
3. A cleaner fuel system, for hard-to-electrify sectors like heavy industry or transport.
One of the main proposals of this strategy is creating a more circular energy system. What does that mean? Too much energy or resources are wasted in our current system. The EU requires a new approach to reduce these losses and direct them to other purposes such as
• Promoting energy efficiency;
• Encouraging the reuse of waste heat from industrial sites and data centres;
• Improving synergies between energy infrastructures with the revision of the Trans-European Network in Energy Regulation;
• Incentivising the use of agriculture residues to produce sustainable biogas and biofuels.
As you may know, bcheck fits in the circular economy model and the EU Green deal thanks to its high-efficient solution designed for heating systems. Indeed, bcheck’s innovative remote monitoring solution improves heating systems as well as buildings’ energy efficiency. In addition, as it optimises the installations performance, it also extends their lifecycle! So, you can use your installations longer and avoid an early replacement and waste!
If you want to take part in a sustainable future and growth, you can start by becoming a “bchecker”!
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European Commission, EU Strategy on Energy System Integration, online: https://ec.europa.eu/energy/topics/energy-system-integration/eu-strategy-energy-system-integration_en, last retrieved 07/16/20.