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Energy Efficiency:
how much do you know about it?

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How much do you know about Energy Efficiency? Find out by taking this quiz.

(10 questions, estimated time less than 5 minutes)

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What percentage of total EU energy consumption is used to heat (and cool) our buildings?

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30% of total EU energy consumption is used to heat and cool our buildings. By optimising technical building systems and making our buildings more energy efficient, we could significantly cut costs, reduce energy wastage, and make our buildings healthier and more comfortable.

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Choose 3 steps you would take to start your own ‘carbon diet’ at home and help the environment.

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Choose 3 steps you would take to start your own ‘carbon diet’ at home and help the environment.

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There’s a surprising amount you can do without negatively impacting your lifestyle and desires. In addition to steps highlighted above, there are plenty more. Read more.

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What percentage of Earth’s population is estimated to be living in cities in 2050?

  • 30%
  • 50%
  • 70%
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With nearly 70% of people living in the cities, our success in reaching the goals of achieving energy efficiency and keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (as set in the Paris agreement) will depend on urban strategies, policies and actions. Heating is one important topic no one should overlook when taking strategic decisions about our future.

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What do Istanbul, Hamburg, Tuzla and Silkeborg have in common?

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4 cities and 4 successful stories: by implementing proper district heating strategies and solutions, these cities have chosen the path of energy efficiency and lower costs. Read about their experience. Tomorrow, your city could be next.

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Can you control your smart heating thermostats by using your phone?

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Not only is smart heating energy efficient and cost-effective, it’s also easy to use. Danfoss Heating products can be controlled with your smartphone and provide an excellent user experience.

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District energy is the way towards energy efficiency sustainable environment.

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In many countries, district heating has already been actively promoted as an important component of national strategic energy planning. With the increasing awareness of clear energy supply, fossil fuels will be gradually phased out and replaced by renewable energy. Heat sources for district heating can include waste incineration, geothermal, solar thermal, biomass/gas, or a combination of different renewable energy sources.

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How many uncontrolled valves are still mounted on radiators in EU homes?

  • 5 million
  • 50 million
  • 500 million
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A staggering number of 500 million is the correct answer. If those uncontrolled radiators were regulated, then EU homes would save 160 TWh of electricity per year (an 18% energy savings potential across Europe), and we’d see a reduction of 29 MtCO2 in harmful greenhouse gas emissions every year.

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Here’s another “500” question. If we wanted to decrease CO2 emissions by 500+ million tons, we’d have to …

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District Heating accounts for approximately 12% of the European heat demand. It also reduces CO2 emissions by 113 million tons per year. If we were able to double the District Energy use and focus on using renewable energy, we'd be able to decrease CO2 emissions by more than 500 million tons.

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How much energy can you save at home by using a smart heating system?

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By using a smart heating system, savings of up to 46% on home energy use can be made. Find out what you can do to lower your energy bill and calculate your own savings.

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Click on the benefits associated with equipping buildings with efficient heating systems.

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Click on the benefits associated with equipping buildings with efficient heating systems.

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Danfoss Heating, part of Danfoss, engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less. We meet the growing need for infrastructure, food supply, energy efficiency and climate-friendly solutions. Our products and services are used in areas such as air conditioning, smart home heating and building optimization.

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