We at NIBE work actively to create products and systems that are adapted to modern specifications for sustainable energy solutions. The aim is to increase energy efficiency and the proportion of renewable energy and thus create long-term value, both for our customers and for the climate. Like all international companies, we are affected by global trends that we constantly monitor and evaluat
One of the biggest challenges involved in achieving a global sustainable society is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and slow down the current rate of climate change. There is great international awareness of how climate change, which causes natural disasters and extreme weather conditions, is threating our living conditions, biodiversity and political stability in society.
The international ambition is to reduce global warming to less than two degrees Celsius. This requires a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 70% by 2050 compared with the level in 2010, an annual reduction of 6.5%. To achieve our growth targets while also meeting sustainability goals, we need to use less energy per unit we produce.
NIBE and its products contribute in a natural way to international ambitions to stop climate change and achieve global sustainability. We see it as our responsibility to focus on creating a product portfolio of sustainable energy solutions that supports the transition to a fossil-free society with reduced energy consumption. We also reduce our own impact on the climate and the environment in all stages, from production to suppliers and recycling.
Much of what we experience as comfort, convenience and peace of mind in our modern homes comes from equipment that uses energy to heat, air condition, ventilate or otherwise achieve a comfortable indoor climate. NIBE is involved with most of these types of equipment, either as a manufacturer of products and system solutions or as a manufacturer of components in the equipment.
Energy conservation and thermal comfort
A heat pump from NIBE is one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat a home and it causes lower carbon dioxide emissions than traditional heating with fossil fuels. This reduces costs and saves the environment for both current consumers and future generations. Combined with waterborne underfloor heating, it also produces a comfortable indoor climate
Modern technology for secure access to hot water
Constant access to hot water is an important part of our quality of life. NIBE offers households peace of mind with its reliable, energy-efficient water heaters. Washing machines and tumble dryers, which make life easier for many of us, also need to be energy efficient. They contain several components made by NIBE.
Energy-efficient components for household appliances
Our modern kitchens today contain many appliances that are used frequently. Most of them, such as coffee makers, ovens and dishwashers, incorporate components produced by NIBE, which helps them be as energy efficient as possible when they are used.
Modern stoves save both money and the planet
A stove from NIBE really makes a house cosy. It gently heats and becomes a natural place to gather on winter days and evenings. A stove saves money and, as combustion is very efficient and wood is a renewable energy source, it helps save the planet too. Stoves are also a secure source of heating in the event of power cuts.
All the buildings in the world currently account for around 40% of total energy use and around one third of global emissions of greenhouse gases, most of which occur during the utilisation phase. As buildings are used for many years, the energy-related and environment-related product choices made today are important because they can affect the environment for several decades to come. Technological change is required to achieve a reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases from buildings and this will involve phasing out fossil fuels in favour of energy-efficient systems based on renewable energy.
The increasing pace of digitalisation with the Internet of Things (IoT) is a key driver for future business, offering the potential for greater customer benefit, deeper customer relationships and new business opportunities. The new generation of products will be integrated into an “ecosystem for well-being” and various portable digital solutions will provide real-time information between the various systems and users.
We offer energy solutions for large properties. We heat, air-condition and ventilate. The bigger the building, the higher the investment in indoor comfort equipment and the more important it is to make the right choices in terms of reliability, cost and climate. New construction of environmentally certified buildings is also increasing rapidly in several markets.
To be certified, buildings require energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly installations for thermal comfort and we are able to offer solutions that are both fossil-free and energy-efficient. NIBE has the knowledge, experience and technical solutions to achieve the best concept for any type of property, whether it is an apartment block, an industrial building, a farm, a hotel, a church or a country house.
Cost-effective thermal comfort in hotels
Heating, air conditioning and ventilation are some of the biggest cost items and some of the biggest environmental aspects of commercial properties. The entire indoor climate comfort system can be automated and controlled remotely using NIBE’s sustainable digital solutions. Heat pumps save energy even when idle, and the units have active cooling modules that produce excellent air conditioning.
Energy-efficient solutions for apartment blocks growing in popularity
In apartment blocks, each apartment may have shared or individual heating, but in both cases the building can have a shared control and monitoring centre with NIBE’s concept solutions. These make it possible to optimise energy use in the property. Heat pumps produce heat and hot water and enable air conditioning.
Older buildings get new lease of life thanks to modern thermal comfort technologies
Old country houses, mansions and even Italian vineyards present a challenge when it comes to reducing heating costs. Consequently, it makes financial sense to invest in a modern heating system when they are renovated. NIBE can offer knowledge and the latest renewable energy technology, which permits old properties to be climate-friendly without losing their charm and beauty.
High demand for energy efficiency in public buildings
Public buildings have traditionally been heated with oil, gas or coal. A large number of buildings are still heated in this way, and they need to switch to cleaner, more modern, greener technology. NIBE offers climate control solutions based on technology such as geothermal energy, which is good for the environment and saves costs.
As the population grows and is concentrated in cities, the infrastructure becomes overloaded and the demand for resources, above all energy, increases. Cities currently account for 75% of world energy consumption and nearly 80% of carbon dioxide emissions. Demand for technology that supports the switch from fossil fuels will grow and, as this technology becomes more available and the market grows, the prices will fall, contributing in turn to even greater demand.
Population growth and urbanisation also boost demand for the transportation of goods and people. The transport sector is regarded as one of the greatest challenges as it is responsible for a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. A great deal of research and development is being carried out in energy optimisation and renewable energy. We believe that we stand at the forefront of our industry.
NIBE is a partner to many companies in a wide range of industries, developing and manufacturing components and solutions for intelligent heating and control that offer various solutions for a host of specific products.
The use of private cars and heavy goods vehicles on roads presents a major challenge when it comes to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Several countries are therefore currently implementing major projects to improve infrastructure, particularly that of rail-based transport. NIBE is contributing by supplying equipment both for vehicles and for heating rails and points, which are controlled and regulated automatically. Our product development, in collaboration with business partners in the transport sector, continuously results in new solutions for energy optimisation and control.
Energy efficiency in the transport sector
Large investment projects for improved infrastructure in, for example, railways are underway all over the world. NIBE is contributing by developing and supplying equipment both for vehicles and for heating rails and points, which are controlled and regulated automatically.
Cleaner air in cities thanks to electrification
New hybrid vehicle models are constantly being launched for both passengers and commercial use. NIBE plays an active part in the development of products for efficient energy utilisation, for example delivering elements for battery heaters and interior heaters using sources such as braking energy.
PV panels important to climate neutrality
With PV panels on the roof, property owners can produce electricity for their own use and any surplus is supplied to the grid. This is good for the climate and produces a significant gain, whichever form of heating is already used in the property. The most efficient solution is to combine PV panels with a heat pump solution.
Rapid development of equipment that saves lives
In the medtech industry, developments are rapid and new solutions save lives. NIBE contributes by being at the cutting edge of product development based on foil elements for various applications such as operating tables, sterilization equipment, DNA analysis and respirators.