In view of the challenge to achieve climate neutrality, the new EiiF study highlights the great savings potential of insulation of technical installation in industry and buildings. The EiiF Study 2021 provides comprehensive information about the energy and CO2 savings potential of European industry.
- Did you know that in the European Union the total energy savings potential of industrial insulation corresponds to the total annual energy consumption of all households in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia combined?
- And that the payback period for improving industrial insulation is on average two years only?
Especially regarding the “Green Deal” – EU’s aim to become climate-neutral by 2050 – the realisation of the large potential of insulation to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption could lead to great benefits within the insulation industry and especially for the environment.
Upgrading insulation systems to energy efficient levels adds value and offers multiple benefits such as reduced annual greenhouse gas emissions by 40Mt and annual energy savings in industry of 14 Mtoe as well as lower energy consumption for plant operators and asset owners.
The findings show that insulation standards according to the VDI 4610 guideline would result in great environmental plus financial advantages throughout the industry. Considering that necessary insulation technology already exists for an affordable price, the knowledge about these strong benefits needs to be spread within the industry to support the contribution of insulation to decarbonise the industry and reaching EU climate aims.
KAEFER as a founding partner of the EiiF strongly supports the outcomes of this study and would like to highlight the importance of this topic.