Smart Building | November 20, 2023

Smart Building: EnOcean technology fighting climate change

In a world where sustainability is paramount, EnOcean is making a significant impact in the fight against climate change. Our innovative energy harvesting wireless technology for smart buildings is helping save over 1.4 million tons of CO2 emissions annually – equivalent to removing approximately 304,348 cars from the road for an entire year.

The innovative energy harvesting wireless technology

EnOcean technology for smart buildings is now implemented in over one million buildings worldwide, making a substantial difference. In collaboration with SET Ventures, EnOcean has calculated that our devices can reduce a building’s energy consumption by about 15%. To put this into perspective, EnOcean products are managing an impressive 221 million square meters of floorspace – equivalent to roughly 74,000 football fields. These annual savings are projected to grow as more of our sensors enter the market, further enhancing building automation and energy efficiency.

EnOcean saves 1.4 million tons of CO2 every year
EnOcean saves 1.4 million tons of CO2 every year with wireless technology

The significance of energy-efficient smart buildings

Buildings are responsible for a staggering 40% of the world’s energy consumption, according to Forbes. This significant portion contributes heavily to climate change. EnOcean technology is helping to address this issue by making buildings more intelligent and energy-efficient. It offers a cost-effective solution to reduce unnecessary energy consumption without requiring massive infrastructure investments.

Energy harvesting in EnOcean wireless products

EnOcean wireless building automation products revolve around energy harvesting technology. These smart building solutions draw power from their surroundings – including motion, light, and temperature differences – eliminating the need for batteries or power cords. The product range includes kinetic switches, self-powered sensors, gateways, actuators, configuration tools, and the SmartServer IoT edge device. These devices can communicate with heating, air conditioning, and lighting systems, as well as monitor occupancy and people flow. They allow for automatic adjustments to optimize user comfort while saving energy. Furthermore, these smart building solutions are maintenance-free, requiring no servicing or battery replacements.

Perfect fit for upcoming German legislation

Our solutions align perfectly with upcoming German legislation, the Buildings Energy Act (Gebäudeenergiegesetz, GEG 2024), set to be implemented in 2024. This law emphasizes building automation in non-residential buildings to reduce CO2 emissions. It corresponds with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) goals to achieve carbon-neutral building operation by 2050 and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

The role of EnOcean in carbon-neutral building operation

EnOcean technology is specifically designed to meet the growing demand for building automation solutions, particularly in non-residential buildings. As the world progresses towards carbon-neutral building operation, our products are at the forefront, making buildings more energy-efficient and sustainable.

The next time you enter a smart building where the lights adjust automatically or the temperature feels perfect, remember that behind the scenes, EnOcean technology is playing a crucial role in reducing CO2 emissions and creating a greener world, one smart building at a time.