Cooling humanity without warming the planet [video]

July 7, 2021
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In a world where climate change has considerable focus, cooling as a subject is often left out.

Cooling is overlooked as a subject because when we talk about climate change or warming the planet. Cooling is actually 10% of the electricity consumption of the world and we need to do something to change that. “How do we, as companies, actually contribute to being a positive force? Cooling is no longer a luxury. It is a necessity because we are saying the world is getting warmer and warmer, 30% of the world's population are living in places where it's too hot to live.

We need to make sure we have places which are comfortable and where people can actually live and have a normal life. There are 2.2 billion people in the middle class, that number will be increasing exponentially and they will be able to afford and buy an air conditioner. If we don't make that cooling efficient, we have a challenge.

We need to change the way we look at cooling because cooling is also part of the problem if it's not efficient. We are looking into how we cool our houses, our data centers, how do we cool the medicine, which is so important for us today, that it has to be done as good and as efficient as possible. The warmer the world gets, the more cooling it needs. We are buying 10 new air conditioners per second all over the world. If these air conditioners are not as efficient as it can be, we are adding to the problem.In the future, I really, really hope that we can cool humanity without actually warming the planet. That would be my ideal goal.” Janda Campos, Group Director Sustainability Engagement at Grundfos.

Cooling is becoming an increasingly large part of global warming and is a key supporting process in countless industries. We have not even talked about space cooling yet, which has importance in both residential and commercial settings. We are many who work tirelessly on reducing energy consumption. Often, it's tough and expensive to do the right thing, but not always. The potential of this service is huge. You could reduce your cooling systems energy consumption by 15% to 30%. It’s done by installing an IoT solution. It's installed without downtime. If all cooling systems globally were optimized, we could potentially save the equivalent to 50% of the electricity consumption of the US. Without any operational risk, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. To succeed, we have to cooperate.

Go to and see how you can cool humanity without warming the planet.

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