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Smart framework conditions for energy and resource savings with networked products

Borderstep prepares a short study “Smart framework conditions for energy and resource savings in networked products”. Thus the institute supports the Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) with scientific expertise.

Increasing digitalization is leading to an ever-increasing networking of products and systems. By 2020, 20 billion devices worldwide are to be connected to the Internet. A rapidly increasing proportion of these devices are in private households. In addition to televisions and music systems, more and more refrigerators, washing machines and heating systems are being networked.

The question of what effects this increasing networking will have on energy and resource requirements has hardly been investigated to date. Borderstep will investigate this question for BUND.

The short study uses concrete figures to illustrate the need for action arising from the additional energy and resource requirements in private households with increasing networking. In addition, concrete proposals for political instruments, design and consulting approaches will be developed in order to limit the additional consumption of energy and resources.

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