Energy is a precious commodity these days. This can be seen in the continuously rising global demand for energy and the year-on-year increase in prices for heating energy and electricity. Saving energy is therefore the general credo. But what does saving energy actually mean in concrete terms?? And why is energy saving so important?
Studies have shown that global energy consumption has almost doubled in the last 40 years. Reasons can be found on the one hand in the increase in technical devices that we all use in everyday life, increased mobility, a higher standard of living as well as more living space with fewer people per household at the same time. The latter reason also explains why buildings alone account for 40 percent of total energy consumption in Europe. Buildings have to be heated, no matter how big, no matter how many people live in them. But the good news is that where a lot of energy is consumed, a lot of energy can also be saved. And there are three very good reasons for this.
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Reason 1: Climate protection
Climate change is underway and will be difficult to stop. In order to stop climate change and its consequences for nature, the environment and people, greenhouse gas emissions, above all carbon dioxide (CO2), would have to be drastically reduced.