After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE), the Central Association of German Electrical and Information Technology Trades (ZVEH) and the Association of the Electrical and Digital Industry (ZVEI) are back together in Berlin. The joint booth at IFA Next (Hall 20) will focus on the topics of "energy efficiency" and "sustainability".
The pressure to switch from fossil fuels to renewables has increased once again as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war. Gas and oil are passé as heat suppliers; the future belongs to electric solutions based on green electricity, such as heat pumps and photovoltaic (PV) systems. With the shift to an all-electric society, the building is also becoming more of a focal point: This is where all the important threads will come together in the future in the course of the energy transition: In the building, energy is no longer just consumed, but also generated and stored. This is helped by PV systems, battery storage and heat pumps, but also smart applications, integrated energy management and e-vehicles that can simultaneously serve as storage via bidirectional charging. The building thus represents the backbone of the energy transition. After all, electrification, digitization and the use of smart technologies alone can reduce energy consumption in the building sector by around 65 percent.
This year, the joint booth of VDE, ZVEH and ZVEI will present various facets of energy efficiency and sustainability on 225 square meters. The spectrum ranges from the sustainable use of consumer products to smart building technologies and their safety and efficiency. With edutainment elements and real hands-on technology in the E-House, visitors learn more about the possibilities of using energy and electricity efficiently while increasing comfort.