For a digital energy transition

Only those who know the actual energy status of a building, and can monitor and oversee it, know what measures can be taken to achieve the highest CO₂e-reductions with optimal cost-effectiveness. Digitalization and digital measurement are key levers for achieving this.

No energy transition without digitalization

We are convinced that digitization is not a buzzword or “nice to have,” but rather the basic prerequisite for the path to a climate-neutral building stock.

Megatrend with a major impact

The energy transition can only succeed if the real estate industry makes its contribution and, together with key partners, takes the step toward rapid digitalization and an open data economy. Digitalization makes it possible to balance the multi-layered interaction of decentralized, renewable energy sources, to keep generation and consumption in equilibrium, and thus to ensure a largely CO₂-neutral supply.   

Transparency and timely user information are necessary in order to reduce one’s own energy consumption. This can only be done digitally!

Measuring energy flows smartly

Highly automated building operation in which energy flows are optimally controlled and regenerative generation is coordinated is crucial for a sustainable real estate sector.

The foundation for modern energy management

Digital measurement of these energy flows is a key lever in achieving this. 

The European Union declared the European smart meter rollout to be a goal in 2009 as part of the EU’s internal energy market package. On this legal basis, we can equip properties with smart meters – intelligent metering systems. In combination with a communication module, the smart meter gateway, owners and operators thus receive all data on electricity, gas, e-mobility, submetering and district heating from us from a single source. A cornerstone for efficient processes, more transparency in terms of consumption, costs and emissions, and thus for the success of the energy transition!

Through building automation:

≤ 14,7 million tons

CO₂-savings possible by 2030

Digital building technology as the key

Saving energy protects the climate and the wallet. It also reduces dependence on energy imports. One solution: measuring and creating more awareness of consumption. Techem CEO Matthias Hartmann talks to the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT in the podcast “ZEIT für Klima".

Measuring creates awareness

We are convinced that “measuring creates awareness.” After all, only those who know their own consumption can adjust their own user behavior and save energy as well as costs. This requires transparent insights.

This is provided by the intra-year consumption information, for which the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) has paved the way. We offer tenants in the European Union the EED consumption information – in addition to the annual consumption bill.

Modern building technology for optimized efficiency

Together with our partners, we invest in intelligent solutions and building technology. We thus contribute to the continuous optimization of cost and process efficiency.

We offer owners and managers of apartment buildings and commercial properties products and services for CO₂-reduction as individual solution modules. To this end, we have developed a set of measures that address various aspects of the building and are continuously refined in close partnership with our customers.

Digital technologies are an important and at the same time low-investment lever. The enormous potential that lies in these solutions, which can also be implemented directly, is shown, among other areas, by evaluations of the BaltBest research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection.

BaltBest: Efficiency potentials of systems engineering

BaltBest is a research project which is under the umbrella of the Alliance for a Climate-Neutral Residential Building Stock and was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. [Further information German only]

Exploiting efficiency potential better

The results of the BaltBest research project demonstrate that the permanently optimized operation of a boiler alone – supported by digital monitoring and control technology – saves 10 to 15 percent energy.

Use building data, leverage savings potential

A digital metering infrastructure coupled with artificial intelligence and control algorithms offers the opportunity to use collected data for targeted improvement of heat generation and distribution processes. 

Until now, however, the building and consumption data available is not allowed to be processed in an automated manner. Among other things, this hinders the optimal adjustment of heating systems. After all, it is difficult to track where and how much energy is being consumed. That’s why we are calling for regulation that makes digital consumption data more accessible as part of an open data economy and in line with the GDPR. In this way, even greater savings effects can be achieved in the long term.

The energy transition factbook

Together with the Handelsblatt Research Institute, Techem has compiled scientific findings and important facts on the topic of “digitalizing the energy transition” in the building sector. The resulting factbook highlights potentials and unexpected facts. [German only]