BIPV: Powering the European Green Deal

When it comes to the European Green Deal, the push for a fully realised and functional infrastructure has never been so imminent – here, BIPV discuss how to get there

The European Green Deal represents a post-COVID hope to all member countries – that the world can be built back in a lasting, resilient way that enables biodiversity, decreases air pollution and creates jobs.

Each country has ideas that would shape and harness this pro-Green momentum differently. There is a lot of politics unfolding, in which resource-hunger is disguised as Green sentiment and Green sentiment must be spun to sound as resourceful as possible.

It can be difficult to cut through the noise to understand how various energy ideas would work, especially when it comes to individual countries.

Here, BIPV show us how a “renovation wave” is working in Denmark, where wind energy technology is worth 16.3 billion Euros as of 2019.

For instance, they explain how existing clean energy concepts are actually benefitting local economies and communities. One project, an energy plant at Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen, uses the cooling of groundwater to create energy that can be used in the winter. More than 90% of the heat stored can then be re-used – an incredibly high percentage of return.

According to their ongoing work and calculations, this project will start paying for itself and then some within five or six years of being established. In energy terms, it would be self-sufficient enough to power the hospital – without the need for unrenewable energy sources. Green Island, a company working on a similar project, is determined to create a fossil-free region using similar strategies.

To find out more about various successful clean energy projects and their impact on local communities, maybe even how to replicate some of these ideas – read all the examples that BIPV have clearly documented, right here.


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