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TURNING BUILDINGS INTO A SOURCE OF ENERGY: The grid interactive building

How smart buildings and grids are enabling a forward-looking vision of energy.

  • 18 October 2021
  • Siemens

The energy system is changing. The decarbonization of energy is a critical transition that is reshaping all organizations. Driven by climate policy, enabled by the decentralization of energy generation and digitalization of buildings and systems. Decarbonization of energy use is more technically feasible than ever before.

Improved energy efficiency and lower carbon energy use is starting to happen in buildings thanks to technical developments that are helping overcome some of the challenges of decarbonization. The grid that these buildings connect to are also changing and becoming smarter. Improved technology offers new ways for grids and buildings to interact, creating opportunities and benefits for those in the commercial buildings sector.

It is clear that the buildings sector has the potential for significant further improvement, as part of meeting the challenges set out by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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