Unlock the potential of energy renovations!

As Europe aims to implement national climate action, increasing demands for optimised energy performance are being placed on residential buildings. To meet these needs, it’s time we look for more energy efficient solutions that can make buildings more sustainable and comfortable for their residents.

It has never been more important to minimise energy consumption

According to calculations from the European Commission, more than 85% (a) of Europe's building stock is expected to still be in use by 2050. This poses serious concerns for our climate as older buildings can use up to 20x (b) more energy than newer, energy-efficient ones. Unfortunately, only 1% (c) of these older buildings are being energy-renovated each year. 

If we hope to reduce global CO2 emissions, generate huge energy savings and achieve the goals set out by the EU’s Climate Action Plan, it is essential that we prioritise energy renovations and improve the performance of our existing building stock.

Join the energy renovation wave!

The energy renovation wave is currently experiencing a huge surge as more and more building owners begin to demand energy efficient solutions. This is your chance to tap into the vast potential of the market. You can help your customers minimise both energy and water consumption and ensure they achieve their climate objectives by introducing them to the benefits of sustainable pumping solutions.

Video: © [EUROPEAN UNION, 2020] [i] / Source: EC–Audiovisual Service


Why energy renovations?

Buildings account for 40% of Europe's total energy consumption and 36% of its total CO2 emissions (d)

35% of building stock is more than 50 years’ old (d)

75% of older buildings have poor energy ratings (d)

Only 1% of older buildings are energy-renovated each year (c)


What is possible?

Older buildings have the greatest potential for energy renovations as they require more heating

Correctly balanced heating systems can deliver energy savings of 1-7% in private homes and up to 15% in older, larger buildings (e)

Energy-efficient pump solutions have the potential to create sustainable living spaces fit for the future.



What needs to change?

Inefficient pumps must be replaced with energy-efficient solutions to minimise energy consumption

Heating systems should be balanced to save more energy

Existing building stock should be refurbished with sustainable pumps to reduce global CO2 emissions and deliver positive environmental changes

Get the Energy Renovation Guide

To meet the energy-saving needs of residents in low-rise residential buildings, Grundfos now offers solutions for enhancing the efficiency of pumping systems. Together, we can make buildings more sustainable, valuable, and comfortable.

To help you grow your energy renovation business, Grundfos is offering you the complete Energy Renovation Guide. It will help you:

  • Understand the challenges homeowners and residents face
  • Learn the facts about inefficient heating systems
  • Discover how sustainable pumps can help solve the biggest energy challenges
  • Learn how to pitch energy renovations to homeowners and residents.

Download the Energy Renovation Guide now!

Environmental product declarations can unlock more business potential 

It’s increasingly important that you know and understand the environmental impact of any pumping solution you use. Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are crucial to describing the environmental footprint left by a product throughout its lifecycle. In fact, choosing products with an EPD can increase the likelihood of obtaining BREEAM certification for a building project.

The Grundfos MAGNA3 is the first circulator pump to receive an EPD. Designed for heating and cooling installations in residential buildings, MAGNA3 can make a significant difference to a building’s energy consumption and help building owners achieve their climate goals

(a) European Commission: Renovation wave, https://ec.europa.eu/energy/topics/energy-efficiency/energy-efficient-buildings/renovation-wave_en
(b) Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, Brussels 14.10.2020, SWD(2020) 550 final, A Renovation Wave for Europe - greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives
(c) European Commission, In focus: Energy efficiency in buildings, https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/focus-energy-efficiency-buildings-2020-feb-17_en
(d) European Commission, The energy performance of buildings directive, https://ec.europa.eu/energy/sites/energ/files/docuents/buildings_performance_factsheet.pdf
(e) Irrek, W., Optimierung der Heizungssysteme und hocheffiziente Umwälzpumpen in grösseren Gebäuden, 2005, Guzek, G., Zur Energieeinsparung in Heizungsanlagen durch den hydraulischen Abgleich, 2009, Seifert, J.; Meinzenbach, A., Knorr, M. Perschk, A., Energetischer Vergleich von thermostatischen Heizkörperventilen mit und ohne Durchflussregelung, 2014