Comfortable, energy-efficient buildings serve their users and produce energy
Building technology creates the best possible living and working environments for users of buildings by optimizing heating, lighting, ventilation and other circumstances.
Smart electric and automation solutions control functions based on the demand and the price of energy.
Buildings produce renewable energy from the sun, air and geothermal heat. They store part of it and sell the excess to the main power grid.
Buildings require less energy. Old buildings have been upgraded to be energy-efficient and new ones are nearly zero-energy buildings.
Electricity is intelligent
Production, distribution and use of electricity are united by a smart electric network both in buildings and in transportation.
Through collection and distribution of data the smart grid ensures that there is enough uninterrupted electricity available everywhere. New services are created based on the increased availability of data.
Electricity replaces fossil fuels, reduces carbon dioxide emissions and stops global warming.
The smart electric grid balances differences between consumption and production allowing an increase in the overall share of renewable wind and solar power.
Advanced storage of electricity will totally change production, distribution and use of electricity.
Energy consumers will also produce and store electricity.
Electricity moves people and things
Electric mobility services are developed and means of transport diversified:
- Cars, public transportation, delivery vans and machinery use electricity as a power source.
- The number of self-driving and shared cars increase.
- New type of persons and goods carriers – like copters – become common.
Noise, particle emissions and other environmental hazards will disappear.
Charging needs of vehicles and other electric equipment have been taken into account both in residential and commercial buildings and elsewhere within the built environment.
Urbanization, change in work and behavioral habits and development of virtual reality change the needs and forms of mobility.
Electricity increases wellbeing and security
Electrification and wireless solutions expand to new things and objects and their control options, efficiency and functionalities are increased.
Internet of things and new tracking solutions create new services.
New lighting solutions increase security, comfort and vitality of people both inside and outside and transmit information of their environment.
Electrification and intelligent household appliances increase safety, save energy and help the elderly in their everyday tasks.
Signatories of the Vision