04 March 2021
Samsung has published its latest whitepaper report on ‘The Indoor Climate Solution of tomorrow for Residential Buildings’ and discusses how heat pumps and smart solutions can create a sustainable heating and cooling system to achieve a climate-neutral-economy by 2050.
Key findings from the report found that 85 % of airborne respirable particulate pollution is generated by burning fossil fuels and contributes to 7 million premature deaths worldwide every year. One of the twenty-first century's key challenges is mitigating climate change, and energy production stands at the core of this challenge.
Driven by the European Union's ambition to make a climate-neutral-economy a reality by 2050, the report has identified how heating in buildings needs to be reviewed, revised, and integrated with digitalisation. It details how 75 % of the energy used by a heat pump is renewable, making it a very sustainable energy solution.
The use of heat pumps could reduce approximately 1.8 billion tonnes of CO₂ within Europe. Statistics within the report show a steady and rising growth in the demand for and sale of heat pumps. In 2019, year-on-year heat pump sales of all hydronic forms increased by 4.5 % to an estimated 2.7 million units. The global picture shows that this growth is assisted predominantly by accelerating demand across Europe, where tighter building standards-related regulations drive this market need.
The report concludes that alternative solutions, in the form of renewable energy, are increasingly recognised as needed changes. Therefore, it is prudent to improve how energy is derived and used – both in commercial and domestic spaces.