2022 is shortly coming to an end…As we all know, this year has been particularly tumultuous marked by an unprecedented energy crisis, requiring a shift in our paradigm and making all of us reconsider our rapport with energy and energy management. As IEA’s 2022 World Energy Outlook report highlighted, “there remain huge uncertainties over how this energy crisis will evolve and for how long fossil fuel prices will remain elevated, and the risks of further energy disruption and geopolitical fragmentation are high”. It has therefore never been so urgent to embrace and invest in renewable energies.
If you are a frequent reader of Dexma articles, every year they publish an article ranking the most-read articles by energy professionals. Curious about the 10 most popular pieces of 2022? Keep on reading!
Top 1. What are NZEBs and how do they contribute to Sustainable Development
With 40% of energy consumption in Europe coming from buildings, the European Commission introduced the concept of buildings with nearly zero energy consumption, commonly called Near Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs).
NZEBs are buildings designed to be more sustainable: they have a great potential for lowering the human impact on the environment. Considered the buildings of the future a few years ago, they have now become a standard. Indeed, since 2020, every new building must meet energy performance criteria to be considered as such.
In this article, discover how Near Zero Energy Buildings are shaping the world.
Top 2. Technology and IoT Devices used in the Banking Sector
The banking sector is one of the pioneers in the application of IoT technology throughout its branches and central offices. In the UK, there are almost 7,000 bank branches, of which a high percentage are transforming their model to more efficient and sustainable offices.
In this article, written by our Energy Manager, we address the following questions, among others:
- What exactly is the IoT technology applied to these types of buildings?
- What devices and sensors need to be installed to suit the specific characteristics of bank branches?
Top 3. The Role of BIM in Facility Management and Energy Efficiency
The Building Information Modelling (BIM) methodology has spread rapidly and is increasingly applied in Europe. In this sense, its use in the UK has been a requirement throughout the public sector, since April 2016 already. Buildings designed and modelled with BIM allow for efficiency and visibility at every stage of the construction process.
In this article, discover how BIM works and how it can be useful to manage your facilities and achieve energy efficiency.
Top 4. 10 Essential Energy Management Tools for ESCOs in 2022
If you are an Energy Professional working in an Energy Service Company (ESCO), technology can be your ally to improve productivity and serve your clients better.
There are loads of tools and apps in the market to make your life easier. Such tools can help you compare data from several locations, predict which facilities are likely to have higher savings potential and calculate figures, such as carbon footprint. In this blog post, find more about the top 10 energy management tools for ESCOs.
Top 5. Trends in the Energy Sector Digitalisation
In a world where technology is omnipresent and consumers are increasingly sophisticated, companies need to be inventive to distinguish themselves from their competitors, and the Energy Sector is no exception.
Energy efficiency and carbon footprint have become topics of concern for most consumers. In this sense, they expect companies to be more transparent, the information to be at their fingertips and the options available to be wide.
In this article, written in collaboration with ActiveCo Technology Management, we review this year’s top technology trends, opportunities and challenges including cybersecurity, IoT and customer service.