cop22-energy-efficiencyThrough energy efficiency, countries can achieve up to a third of the energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions necessary by 2030 to keep global warming to below two degrees Celsius, as outlined in the Paris Agreement, said Benoit Lebot, Executive Director of The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC). This is the single largest contribution to global reductions, greater even than that from renewable energy. Energy efficiency According to Said Mouline, CEO of the Moroccan agency for energy efficiency (AMEE), the energy transition is based on two axes of equal importance. The first is that of renewable energy, which permits production of low-carbon energy. Another axis of the energy transition is that of energy efficiency. However, unfortunately, energy efficiency continues to be perceived as a poor relation of renewable energy. Since energy efficiency comes with policy rather than high-visibility projects such as solar or wind power plants, the issue is less visible than renewable energy.

A forward-looking for energy systems and efficiency is not a European luxury, but it’s a necessity, one we owe globally to Millennials and future generations, said Maroš Šefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union.

So it’s good to discuss renewable energies, but in fact, good energy efficiency policies can have as much impact, if not more, on greenhouse gasses emissions. Energy efficiency offers a lot of positive impact on the economy and the environment. The International Energy Agency (IEA) and its member states have identified energy efficiency as both the fastest and the least expensive option for addressing energy security issues and economic and environmental challenges.

A change in behavior This requires a change in how we all use energy and resources. We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts and act on it.

Cool Roof System One of the solutions for energy efficiency is a Cool Roof System; a watertight water-based liquid membrane. This roof system keeps the heat outside the buildings, which reduces energy and maintenance costs. Additional benefits: more comfort, longer lifespan of the roof and solar panels, and a higher return on solar panels. This is just one example of our simple yet very effective solutions with which we want to contribute to achieving energy efficiency.

It starts with a drop of coating It’s time that we will not longer focus only on renewable energy, but that we also open our minds for other sustainable solutions. Small changes can have a big impact. In our example of the Cool Roof System, it just starts with a drop of coating…

Our believes We believe in breakthrough thinking to bring about changes and to find solutions that are of great value to business and society. We dare to think and act groundbreaking. This is what makes us capable of helping our customers finding the best solutions for their problems and makes that our sustainable solutions contribute to environmental, economic and social balance.

The wellbeing of people starts with the quality of living, learning and working. We provide high-quality solutions to improve the circumstances of houses, schools, workplaces and other buildings.

Improving the conditions of property with sustainable resources contributes to reducing energy and the production of pollution. This will have a positive effect on our cities and wellbeing of their citizens. Accelerating these developments will help to achieve the goals of Climate Change, which improves the well-being and health of our citizens.

H2O Proof & Co solutions H2O Proof & Co is a Dutch based company specialized in sustainable development. Passionate by finding the best fit for people, planet, and profit through ground-breaking products and solutions. Examples of our coating solutions:

Roofing; a watertight water-based liquid membrane for horizontal roofs Facades and walls; elastic, crack bridging coatings for the beautification and waterproofing of exterior facades and walls Metals; coatings with more than 15 years in the highest corrosion class C5-M, according to ISO 12944

Manoli Martin-Camuñas Romero & Gerard van Kilsdonk Managing Partners of H2O Proof & Co "They say sustainability is expensive. We know it’s profitable"

Source: Energy Efficiency Magazine for COP22 2016, by AOB Group.