Pushes to prioritize climate change aren’t exclusive to the United States.
A crucial aspect of curtailing the climate crisis is lessening the use of energy. Fossil fuels have been used to heat homes for over a century, resulting in an increased worldwide dependence.
One company is looking to change that by retrofitting homes to net-zero energy use.
Using solar panels, quality insulation, and smart heating and cooling systems, Energiesprong is seeking to revolutionize humans’ dependence on obsolete energy usage. The company was developed out of a government subsidized program in the Netherlands. Energiesprong typically retrofits houses in under ten days for a monthly fee that is often around the same cost as typical energy bills.
With over 14,000 houses planned in the Netherlands, Energiesprong hopes to mobilize its efforts to reach across Europe.
The company is constantly updating on the progress of its efforts.
New insulated dormers craned into position at Maldon (UK) #Energiesprong pilot. Roof and wall panels produced offsite by @MauerLtd. Pilot led by @moathomes, solution provider @ENGIE_Places_UK, supported by @INTERREG_NWE #E0 European funding. Details: https://t.co/aQ6zhDbWf8 https://t.co/GfB1S8qVnU
— Energiesprong UK (@EnergiesprongUK) March 25, 2019
#Energiesprong pilot site visit in Maldon, 7 Mar. Roof panels going on – energy modules and wall panels on their way! Interesting challenge to maintain exterior inc. dormers. Thanks to hosts @moathomes @ENGIE_Places_UK. EU @INTERREG_NWE #E0 funded project https://t.co/aQ6zhDbWf8 pic.twitter.com/nxEOZJvrIx
— Energiesprong UK (@EnergiesprongUK) March 8, 2019
Empathic Business Model: Can we deliver a better retrofit 'user experience' by taking the resident's view, monitoring real-time data to guarantee long term cost-effective comfort? @HousingPartner5 uses #Energiesprong as an example https://t.co/UxejRvbZMv pic.twitter.com/2UwIbAxX69
— Energiesprong UK (@EnergiesprongUK) March 6, 2019
The need to revolutionize humans’ energy consumption is becoming more and more urgent.
One major aspect in tackling #climatechange is changing the way we produce energy. From this it could be understood that the UK is pissing on #fridaysforfuture action and changing the way our societies are built. https://t.co/jlNcoruUNz
— Martta Liukkonen (@LiukkonenMartta) March 20, 2019
We are at a critical time when it comes to climate change. That’s why Passive House building – the leading standard for energy-efficient construction is more urgent than ever. #climatechange pic.twitter.com/mWDrIJfCNr
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) March 13, 2019
“We have a PLANETARY CLIMATE CRISIS that requires urgent change to our energy and carbon pathway to avoid dangerous consequences for young people and other life on Earth.” Hansen et al. https://t.co/Jv2iIhmKnC
— Eco Melon (@Eco_melon) January 26, 2019
Delegate Shane Robinson on why we need 100% clean energy: "Climate change is one of the most urgent issues facing our state. We need to move #OffFossilFuels as quickly as possible." pic.twitter.com/GVpFS5MOha
— FWW Maryland (@FWWMaryland) January 9, 2018
With efforts like those of Energiesprong—and universal acknowledgment that the climate crisis is, in fact, a crisis—we might just save the world.