Smart and Efficient Buildings and Cities

The built environment accounts for 40% of the world’s energy consumption. Creating smart and efficient buildings and cities is therefore key to sustainable development. The goal is to achieve comfortable, affordable, near zero-energy buildings, upgrade ageing energy infrastructure, enable ‘prosumers’, integrate distributed energy resources, and encourage integration across different energy carriers and IT infrastructures at the city level – all in a series of highly fragmented, local markets.

InnoEnergy is fostering innovation that:

  • Supports deep renovation of existing commercial and residential buildings.
  • Creates more energy-efficient and sustainable heat pumps, heating, and air-conditioning systems.
  • Enables more effective use of local energy supplies, and storage capabilities.
  • Supports interaction between local energy networks within the city.
  • Improves comfort levels and general user acceptance of energy-efficiency solutions.
  • Creates cost efficiencies for urban energy networks.

 


Start-ups from this Field

InnoEnergy supports start-ups working on this Thematic Field. Click on the button below to get to find out what they do and how to contact them.