Carbon emissions from buildings have reached an all-time high in 2019, according to the International Energy Agency. This is all the more serious because buildings account for a significant share of total global energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. The latter in particular even surpassed the transportation sector in the past, as the infographic from OurWorldInData impressively shows.
If indirect emissions from upstream energy production are taken into account, buildings were even responsible for a whopping 28 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019.
So there is still incredible potential for savings in the building stock at the moment. By reducing the energy demand of buildings, occupants benefit in the short term through lower operating costs.
The networking and management of buildings and the devices installed in them is becoming increasingly important – fortunately, this is already possible today with our intelligent NTUITY platform. With its help, the energy infrastructure in buildings can be made “fit for the future” so that they can fully benefit from the energy transition.