Flexible Buildings: Key enablers of the new energy system
2 September 2021
In the Azores, Terceira Island is due to increase its share of renewable energy to more than 60% by 2021, cutting its dependency on imported diesel and decreasing CO2 emissions by more than 3,500 metric tons per year. In Austria, Aspern Seestadt, on the outskirts of Vienna, expects to house 20,000 residents while operating 100% on renewable energy and injecting surplus energy into the grid.
These are real-life examples of how we can decarbonise our buildings and accelerate the energy transition. The good news is that the technologies that make all of this possible already exist – from smart meters and home energy management systems, to larger scale power management systems, building information modelling, digital twins and other grid edge technologies.
In view of the upcoming European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), we looked at flexible buildings as key enablers of the new energy system and how we can accelerate their deployment – read the article on the EUSEW’s website.