Danfoss Webinar: Facing a World of water under pressure

Water and energy loss put pressure on the water industry

According to World Economic Forum 2017, a water crisis is evaluated as one of the highest risks to the world and with the largest impact.

As populations grow, pressures mount and finding a more sustainable relationship between water and energy supplies become critical in less than two decades. Today, close to one third of the world’s population is estimated to live in water stressed and scarcity areas and by 2040, almost 20 % of all countries are anticipated to experience extremely high water stress.  

Yet, water and energy loss in the water sector are extremely high. In fact, the average amount of water wasted by waterworks is 40 % worldwide and 26 % in Europe – due to errors, leakages, and water pressure. 

At the same time, 4 % of global electricity is consumed by the water industry – a figure that is expected to double by 2040 – and water accounts for up to half of a municipality’s total energy bill.

 

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EuroACE Webinar: How to assess the energy performance of a building, putting energy efficiency first?

The amendment of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is one of the most important changes that has occurred in the EU buildings sector in the last 15 years. At last, EU legislators have recognised that the biggest challenge in the buildings sector is not the standards we use for our new buildings but the ones we use to renovate our existing ones. In part because of hard work by EuroACE and others, awareness has been raised around the fact that our existing buildings consume more than 40% of all primary energy in the EU and emit more than 36% of our CO2 emissions.

It therefore follows that if politicians are serious about achieving the climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement by 2050 and in delivering benefits to European businesses and citizens, then the buildings sector absolutely must be addressed. This unavoidable fact has been our key motivation in preparing this detailed guidance note on the amended aspects of the EPBD. We trust that it will be a useful reference document for public and private stakeholders that are engaged in addressing the challenge of improving the energy performance of our building stock.

 

Download the presentation of the speakers here.

Watch the webinar here.

Download EuroACE Guide to EPBD implementation here.

Leonardo ENERGY Webinar: The International Energy Agency’s Efficient World Scenario

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has developed an Efficient World Scenario (EWS) to highlight the benefits to the global energy system from the adoption of cost-effective energy efficiency measures. This presentation will provide an overview of the EWS, which was published in the IEA’s Energy Efficiency 2018 report, and include an examination the potential efficiency gains in the transport, buildings and industry sectors and the policy measures needed to realise this potential.

Download the presentation of the speakers here.

Watch the webinar here.

EuroACE Webinar: Implementing the amended EPBD

The amendment of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is one of the most important changes that has occurred in the EU buildings sector in the last 15 years. At last, EU legislators have recognised that the biggest challenge in the buildings sector is not the standards we use for our new buildings but the ones we use to renovate our existing ones. In part because of hard work by EuroACE and others, awareness has been raised around the fact that our existing buildings consume more than 40% of all primary energy in the EU and emit more than 36% of our CO2 emissions.

It therefore follows that if politicians are serious about achieving the climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement by 2050 and in delivering benefits to European businesses and citizens, then the buildings sector absolutely must be addressed. This unavoidable fact has been our key motivation in preparing this detailed guidance note on the amended aspects of the EPBD. We trust that it will be a useful reference document for public and private stakeholders that are engaged in addressing the challenge of improving the energy performance of our building stock.

 

Download the presentation of the speakers here.

Watch the webinar here.

Download EuroACE Guide to EPBD implementation here.

Webinar: Modernising Energy Efficiency through Digitalisation

Energy efficiency is changing, with new digital technologies enabling greater control, optimisation and analytics. New policies and new business models will greatly enhance end-use and systems efficiency.

A topic of fast-growing interest to member countries and partners, the IEA has embarked on a cross-agency initiative – Modernising Energy Efficiency through Digitalisation – to explore the potential impacts of digitalisation on energy efficiency and the implications for policy makers. We will develop an analytic framework for assessing impacts, undertake deep dive research on key topics, and build a resource library on the global exchange for energy efficiency.

We will also organise a series of thematic events in 2019 to facilitate stakeholder engagement and exchange of best practices. Our first event involved a webinar in which Brian Motherway, Head of the IEA’s Energy Efficiency Division, launched our new initiative and introduces our first guest speaker, David Nemtzow, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, who presented on the Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings Program. We are grateful that David was able to help kick-off this webinar series, as his team has been doing great work demonstrating the value energy efficient buildings can play in delivering significant, cost-effective grid resources.

This first event was a huge success, drawing nearly 400 participants from 61 countries representing government, research organisations, private industry and large energy users. The Q&A was very lively, with more than 40 questions – most of which we couldn’t get to, so stay tuned for a summary of the questions so that we might continue the discussion.

The materials are available here.