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Christian von Scholten

What is your super hero name?


What is your superpower?

NorthQ’s superpower is to deliver valuable insights for energy and indoor climate, through its energy management platform, and in this way, help improve operational and energy efficiency of commercial, private and public buildings.

What SDG is your organization integrating into its core competency?

Every day, through our cloud-based energy management platform, we are supporting the following 6 SDGs:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Every hero has a villain – what challenges do you or your targeted group face?

It is a common fact that buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in Europe. However, for the past 20 years, a large part of the buildings in operation today have been controlled by the same old, inflexible systems. By using outdated systems and failing to base decision-making on real-life data, it is difficult for building owners to gain a comprehensive overview over the actual energy consumption and impact of their buildings.

What are you doing to overcome your villain?

It is our mission to empower consumer-led energy efficiency through intelligent data management. Our energy management platform transforms and enriches data from energy usage into complex analysis enabling operational and resource savings. Regardless if people use our platform or others, the final goal, to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions of buildings, can only be achieved if everyone contributes. We therefore value our cooperation with both public and private institutions and know that partnerships are the key for creating positive change and making mutual progress.

Who is your hero and why?

Tech clusters all around the world, such as CLEAN, that bring together companies, public institutions and the private sector in an effort to facilitate and collaborate on projects relating to this world’s greatest challenge – climate change.


Fact Box


  • Company name: NorthQ
  • Company type: SME
  • SDG Focus: #7, #9, #11, #12, #13, #17
  • Technology used: NorthQ’s cloud-based energy management platform
  • Number of employees: 18
  • Country: Denmark
  • Website:
Visit our SDG Tech Awards Denmark 2019 page, where we celebrated other SDG Super Heroes and sustainable solutions in technology!