bigEE team visited light+building 2014

April 10, 2014

Last week the bigEE team visited the light+building in Frankfurt (Germany). This week the second monitoring report of the German Energy Transition was published. It's conclusion: Renewables are on track, efforts for energy efficiency still need to be increased. That is no surprise.

But thinking of what amazing technological opportunities were shown at the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building technology, it becomes a mind-boggling puzzle. The core topic of this year was energy efficiency. It once again makes clear: It is not a question of technology. A plethora of new innovations for ‚smart buildings’ and ‚intelligent lighting’ were shown. Alone the potential of the LED revolution is impressive. It is a question of political will, sophisticated financing models and technological literacy – with a focus on sustainable solutions.

As one official told us at the light+building with regard to energy efficiency potentials in emerging economies: „We do not have to start with the ‚low hanging fruits’, we need to start harvesting the windfall“.

The motto of this year’s light+building: "Explore Technology for Life - the best energy is the energy that is not consumed". Very true. We will keep on trying to inform on how to harvest the potential in buildings on bigee.net – 50 to 100% are possible. Check out our guide „Benefits of energy efficiency in buildings for investors“.

Kilian Topp, Frankfurt 10.04.2014

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