According to the International Energy Agency, buildings and building construction sectors are jointly responsible for almost one-third of the total global energy consumption and contributes to nearly 15% of direct CO2 emissions. Buildings have a vital role to play during their lifecycle, not only when it comes to energy saving but in managing energy to achieve energy efficiency.
Energy saving, imperative for buildings
With electric vehicles on the rise and decentralised energy production becoming more popular, this is becoming even more crucial. Buildings and houses can also play a significant role in helping the grid avoid power outages, by being included in selective load shedding.
There has been a shift over the past few years where buildings are no longer only energy consumers, they are now energy producers. With this new role in mind, buildings must manage the energy surplus and decide whether to put the energy in storage or charge the electric vehicles faster.
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You are invited to watch a recent keynote address by Joost Demarest, CTO at KNX Association, who provides an insightful presentation on how to tackle energy management with an approach to energy saving using KNX technology.
*Keynote from Joost Demarest, KNX Associations’s CTO, at FLEXCON 2022.
About KNX Association
With more than 30 years of existence, and with the largest interoperable portfolio of certified devices on the market (over 8,000) covering all the applications in the commercial and domestic building industry, KNX is in a prime position to contribute to the energy management need in buildings and houses. From field devices to fully vertical solutions and services, companies in the commercial and domestic building industry can find the right approach to their business case.