What you can do at home to combat climate change – and how smart homes also make it very easy for you to conserve water.
2.0 tons of CO₂ emissions are produced just by
heating your home. Would you move to smaller
apartment for the climate?
By switching off unused electrical appliances and using
power-saving devices, you can reduce some of the 0.7 tons
of CO₂ emissions that are caused by electricity consumption.
2.1 tons of CO₂ are caused by traffic. Switching to cycling,
using public transport or at least sharing your car with
coworkers in your daily commute can save a lot here!
Eating regionally produced food that's currently in season
can save up to 1.7 tons of CO₂.
An staggering 3.8 tons of CO₂ are produced by other kinds
of personal consumption. Think twice the next time you're
about to buy something you might not really need!
The state produces a further 0.9 tons of CO₂ in
your name for operating the public infrastructure
such as roads, museums etc.
2.0 tons of CO₂ are emitted by every year by a German citizen on average simply by heating living spaces
31% can be saved by using smart thermostates in old building according to Fraunhofer institute, or even up to 43% according to IHK Hannover
You can do more for the climate than you think. Even avoiding basic mistakes when operating the heating can help.
Living in a smart home means you can cut your heating costs, save electricity, and use water sustainably. Even when you’re not at home, you can easily use your cellphone to control the washing machine, oven, and windows or even to water the garden, protecting the climate and saving water into the bargain. Thanks to the Qivicon system platform, Deutsche Telekom has the technology and prerequisites to make linking devices from a wide range of manufacturers via a central app a straightforward process. Smart homes are more comfortable, safer, and geared to a more sustainable lifestyle – regardless of whether you live in a detached house or an urban apartment. Let’s take a tour of a typical smart home!
Detailed information about smart homes (in German)
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