The future of renewable heating in apartment buildings 
More and more people across Europe live in an urban area. Numbers by Eurostat show that in 2018, 46% of the EU-27 population lived in flats in those areas. Apartment buildings are among the most relevant contributors of energy consumption and CO2-emission.
Decarbonization is a hot topic in the collective building market: there is a higher demand for living space in cities and the cities of the future should be environmentally friendly. The growing number of people in urban areas poses a challenge: apartment buildings consume a lot of energy and have high CO2-emissions. The building sector in Europe even represents 40% of energy used. It is therefore vital to make sure that the future apartment buildings have an improved environmental performance to make sure its ecological footprint stays as small as possible.
Daikin takes the challenge in multi-family apartment building to apply full renewable solutions based on in-house Heat Pump technology. Manufacturers’ responsibility is not only to provide the technology core but also to educate their customers to apply it correctly in every application.
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Nobody will change if there are no policy settled at local level to upgrade existing systems. Shifting funding to clean technology solutions is necessary to move Europe towards meeting full decarbonization by 2050 The water loop solution: Compared with the high distribution losses that occur in typical communal heating systems – which lead to overheated buildings and wasted energy - the low ambient loop means that heat losses are reduced by more than 90%. Hence it is a much more economical solution, that reduces the carbon footprint of the entire building.
--- Datum: 26.10.2021 Uhrzeit: 13:45 - 14:10 Uhr Ort: Saal Brüssel, NCC Mitte