It is evident that greenhouse gas emissions are the main contributor to climate change.
Indeed, over 321 million tonnes of carbon emissions were emitted in 2022 – an increase of 0.9 per cent compared to 2021.
While many are quick to blame fossil fuel burning power plants or vehicle emissions, many overlook the fact that buildings are responsible for a large portion of carbon emissions – around 39 per cent, in fact.
Of that number, 28 per cent stems from operational emissions, or energy needed to heat, cool and power buildings, with the remaining 11 per cent coming from materials and construction.
While countries have developed their National Determined Contributions (NDC), which are climate action plans aligned with the Paris Agreement, to state how they will reduce their emissions, there is a pressing need for buildings to use more energy efficient technologies to reduce carbon emissions.
One solution is automation and control solutions company Azbil’s Advanced Process Control, which is a low-cost and effective technology that can improve the energy efficiency of plants and large buildings.
In this presentation, we will discuss examples of how to optimise energy across different plants to conserve energy, and in doing so, reduce carbon emissions.