Visualization of district heating may reduce carbon footprint

7 May, 2012 - 09:37

The project "Energy Awareness" examines the degree to which property
owners and residents can reduce their carbon footprint by an automated
usage of district heating and cooling. The project will probe how
economic benefits and a reduction in use of CO2 can be achieved by
shifting the heating and cooling loads in a building and it will also
investigate how visualizing the individual use of the heating and
cooling system may affect the behavior of the residents.

The
concepts that are developed in the project are targeted for a typical
property in Stockholm and have the potential to reduce carbon emissions
of 6%. Solutions and models that are defined and developed in this
project will be tested, implemented and evaluated in the Stockholm Royal
Seaport in order to be applicable in new buildings. Adjustments to the
solution in order to reach full effect also in existing housing will be
identified.  The parties in the project are Interactive Institute,
Fortum, ABB, KTH, Ericsson, NCC, Bygg Vesta, HSB, JM, and the City of
Stockholm.

Read the press release here (in Swedish): Effektivare fjärrvärme med visualisering