On morning of Monday, April 25, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark accompanied by the Danish Minister of Climate, Mr. Dan Jørgensen, visited several companies that produce and develop energy-efficient solutions that guarantee Denmark utilizes its energy for the benefit of its economy and climate.
The day began with a visit to the company, VELUX, in Hørsholm. The company specializes in optimizing the indoor climate in homes and workplaces by setting up energy-efficient windows. During the visit, a VELUX representative informed Crown Prince Frederik about “…present skylights and about how CO2 reductions can be achieved through the right choice of materials and innovation.”
Soon, Crown Prince Frederik and Minister Jørgensen visited the Schneider Electric Denmark company in Ballerup. According to a press release, the Schneider Electric has been “…named the world’s most sustainable company and develops intelligent energy management. Between 2018 and 2020, the company’s customers delivered a CO2 saving of DKK 134 million. The company headquarters digitally controlled indoor climate and solutions within energy renovation are on display.”
Later that morning, Crown Prince Frederik and Minister Jørgensen met with representatives from the company Rockwool in Hedehusene. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rock wool-based solutions, which is used for building insulation so that our houses can better retain heat. The company also collects and recycles stone wool for new products, including, growing plants in horticulture and filtering rainwater. Overall, the company is committed to delivering on 10 of the UN’s global goals for sustainable development. The company also developed a new smelting technology that reduces CO2 emissions and increase the return system, ensuring more recycling, resource efficiency and a circular economy.
The day ended with a visit to the collarboration company, Kalundborg Symbiosis, in Kalundborg. In a press release, it was noted that several:
“…[of] Denmark’s largest industrial companies came together to create a circular industry and production. The companies share the surplus of energy, water, and materials with each other so that they do not go to waste. The mantra is that one company’s residual product can be valuable to another – and the effective collaboration saves the climate a lot of CO2 emissions.”
Photos courtesy of VELUX/Twitter