What’s it all about?
Renewable Heat, as we’ve featured recently, so often the elephant in the room. Addressing the needs of decarbonising heat is critical to the clean energy transition. In this episode we address heating and inefficiency in commercial and public buildings as I speak to CEO and Founder of Vilisto, Christophe Berger. Having recently raised a £5m they are focused on scaling to bring their solutions to a wider audience.
About Christoph Berger:
Christoph Berger is Co-Founder and CEO of vilisto. During his studies of Energy Systems at the TU Hamburg and UC Berkeley, Christoph first came into contact with the topic of heat management. His scientific research focused on evaluating and implementing methods of predicting future energy demand in buildings. He soon realised that especially non-residential buildings are often heated inefficiently and that the solutions available on the market were not able to comfortably solve this challenge. Backed up by the results of his study and based on his expertise in energy systems, Christoph then founded vilisto in 2016 with co-founders Christian Brase and Lasse Stehnken.
vilisto digitizes the heat management of non-residential buildings and in turn helps companies and public clients reduce their heating costs and CO₂ emissions by up to 32%. At the heart of their digital heat management solution is the intelligent thermostats with an integrated, patented presence detection and learning algorithms that automatically manages the individual room temperature. In addition, a connected online platform allows for a central and efficient management of property portfolios. So far vilisto has optimized a wide range of customer buildings across the DACH-region with convincing savings results and won prestigious awards like the German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment, demonstrating an essential path that realizes both – the ecological and the economic dimension of a sustainable energy transition.
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