Danfoss Named 2022 Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency by Alliance to Save Energy
By Logan CaswellGreen Technology HPAC General Human Resources HVAC Systems Danfoss
Danfoss has pledged to be carbon-neutral in global operations by 2030, setting ambitious science-based targets to increase energy efficiency while reducing carbon emissions.
The Alliance to Save Energy presented Danfoss with the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award for the company’s efforts to create solutions that decarbonize through energy efficiency. Alliance President, Paula Glover, presented the award to Rick Sporrer, president of Danfoss North America, at the 30th annual Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Gala at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. in early October.
The event brought together energy efficiency leaders from industry, government and academia to celebrate the best and brightest in energy efficiency with U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, providing the opening remarks.
As part of Danfoss’ ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) ambition, Danfoss has pledged to be carbon-neutral in global operations by 2030, setting ambitious science-based targets to increase energy efficiency while reducing carbon emissions. Danfoss announced in March 2022 that it had reached its 2030 target of doubling the energy productivity in its factories globally – nine years ahead of time.
Since 2007, when the initiative begun, the company has reduced energy intensity by 51% and CO2 intensity by 42%. In 2021, energy productivity went up from 80% in 2020 to 104% improvement from the baseline year 2007.
Central to Danfoss’ goals is helping customers reduce their own emissions and energy consumption. The company is developing energy-efficient heating and cooling technologies such as oil-free and variable-speed compressors, which allow for efficient operation and reduced emissions; hybrid fuel systems that allow electric heat sources to work with an existing boiler system to generate heat with lower emissions; and heat recovery technologies.