Con­tri­bu­tion of in­su­la­tion to the de­car­bon­isa­tion of in­dustry

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.

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