This is what the energy consumption in non-residential Norwegian buildings is like
The main finding of the analysis is that heating is still the largest energy item in most building categories.
Entro has surveyed the energy consumption in non-residential Norwegian buildings on assignment for the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). The assignment has continued for over three years (2012-2015), and we have studied 11 different building categories: Day care centres, office buildings, school buildings, university and university college buildings, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, sports facilities, commercial buildings, cultural buildings, light industry and workshops.
“We are not surprised by our findings. We have good knowledge of this through our daily work. In spite of increasingly stringent insulation requirements for new buildings, the existing Norwegian buildings include many older buildings with a significant heat demand. Office buildings, commercial buildings and hospitals are the exception, as more energy is consumed by electrical equipment than heating. This is attributed to a combination of a larger percentage of newer and fully renovated buildings in these building categories, as well as the fact that less heating is required due to heat emission from a lot of lighting and equipment”, says Catherine Grini, who is an energy consultant at Entro.
In a discussion of the report on NVE’s website, a point is also made of the fact that more energy is consumed to cool office buildings due to heat from equipment than is consumed for hot water (tap water).
Entro has first-hand knowledge of energy consumption
“Entro’s database contains over 6,000 non-residential Norwegian buildings, and it gives thus a unique overview of energy consumption in Norwegian trade and industry,” says Grini.
“Our database is at least as large as the samples on which the statistics from Statistics Norway and the Enova report are based. However, our weekly, if not daily, contact with operators is unique. It gives us an opportunity to assure the quality of the energy data and understand why the energy consumption in a building is the way it is.”
It was this access to extensive data that was decisive when the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) chose Entro to survey the consumption of energy in non-residential buildings in 2012.
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Read the entire report from the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) here.
Entro’s contract manager
Catherine Grini / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / mobile: +47 467 49 148