There are around 18,000 households in the Faroe Islands. With a governmental goal to reduce energy and transform 50% of the houses from heating by oil to renewable energy heating (mainly by electric heat pumps) within 10 years, there is a need to make not only new houses but also the existing houses more energy efficient.
The local company Spf Byggitrygd (building security) has a service where they analyze a house or building with the aim to identify, calculate and describe actions to save on the heating costs. At the same time maintenance routines are identified that will create maximum future value for the house owner.
The company owner is a former carpenter and later educated as a building physicist specializing in moisture and insulation.
The philosophy of the company builds on the Kyoto pyramid principles which has following priorities:
- Reduce heat loss
- Ensure efficient electricity use
- Use solar energy
- show and control consumption
- Select energy source
The Kyoto pyramid is part of the Kyoto Protocol that was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, on 11 December 1997 and entered into force on 16 February 2005. There are currently 192 parties to the Protocol.
More information: http://www.byggitrygd.fo/ (in Faroese only)