COVID-19 is affecting everything, including energy usage. Work-from-home practices driven by the pandemic are dramatically increasing energy demand and consumption in our homes, and many of these changes are here to stay. To resist the worst climate impacts, we must limit temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by halving GHG emissions by 2030 and hitting net-zero emissions by 2050.
Moving forward, homes are expected to be the single largest consumer of electricity and one of the biggest contributors to carbon-dioxide emissions. Our homes must not only be more energy efficient, but also have more personalized spaces with uninterrupted power. Measuring home energy consumption in real time is no longer a nice to have, it is a need to have. Smart home systems bring sustainability, privacy, security, flexibility, energy efficiency and comfort to all living spaces. Join us to hear solutions to all of these challenges and get a glimpse of what the net-zero homes of the future look like.
This the 2nd in a 3-part series called “Acting for a Net Zero Future – Now” about the role of technology, innovation, collaboration and the need for ambitious leadership in the race to zero emissions. Series sponsored by Schneider Electric.
CEO, Corporate Knights
VP Secure Power and Home & Distribution Divisions, Schneider Electric
Sonja Winkelmann, EP
Director, Net Zero Energy Housing, Canadian Home Builders’ Association
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