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Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Cost-Optimality • nZEB • Implementation Practice  
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: Event

Dämmstoffe sind aus dem Baualltag nicht mehr wegzudenken. Ihre Einsatzgebiete reichen von der Fassadendämmung bis zu Spezialanwendungen in der Versorgungstechnik. Nichts desto trotz wird gegenüber Dämmmaßnahmen vermehrt öffentliche Kritik laut, die den Anschein hat, dass sie sich hauptsächlich auf Fassadendämmung mit Wärmedämmverbundsystemen auf Polystyrolbasis konzentriert. Die vorliegende Analyse setzt sich deshalb aus Sicht der Bauforschung mit dieser Kritik auseinander. Sie betrachtet diejenigen Themen, die immer wieder diskutiert werden: Sind Dämmmaßnahmen wirtschaftlich?
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: Link

How to use excess heat from the electricity generation of remote biogas power stations? Can the excess heat contribute to the climate protection? The German Ministry of the Environment is supporting a pilot project in the rural district Landsberg am Lech that develops a mobile heat supply system based on excess heat. The heat of the biogas power stations is distributed in a flexible way to different users, including a retirement home and a high school. Due to the distance between the station and possible users, a heating network would be uneconomical.
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: News

Researchers at the MEET Battery Research Centre at Münster University have developed a new energy storage system based on dual-ion battery technology. Its long service life is promising for stationary applications. The focus of the development was on cost-effective battery systems. The key difference to lithium-ion batteries is the purpose of the electrolyte. Chemist Dr. Tobias Placke from MEET explains further that, “In the lithium cell, it serves only as a transport medium for lithium ions between both electrolytes. In the dual-ion cell, however, it is an active material.”  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: News

  Solution sets for zero emission / zero energy school buildings - Guidelines for energy retrofitting   One of the purposes of the School of the Future project is to provide designers and planners with retrofit guidelines for concepts and technologies regarding energy efficiency and good indoor environment quality in school buildings - from simple, but significant energy reduction and indoor environment improvements up to the final target: Zero Emission Schools.  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

German building ministry offers €11M for building research projects in a new phase of the initiative "Zukunft Bau"  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: News

Energieeffizienz in Unternehmen Das rechnet sich: Mehr aus Energie machen und Kosten senken  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

Energy positive sewage treatment plants – A sustainable solution for climate protection in municipalities  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: News

CHESS SETUP is a project designing a solution to provide energy from renewable sources to buildings. The project´s first divulgation article aiming to explain and popularize CHESS SETUP's working principle and main objectives is available here.    
Post date: 7 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

Energy positive sewage treatment plants - A sustainable solution for climate protection in municipalities   The municipal wastewater in Europe contains an available chemical energy of about 87,500 GWh per year. This corresponds roughly to the capacity of 12 large power plants. Due to the currently used technologies and the associated energy loss in the individual process steps, sewage treatment in Europe instead consumes primary energy of more than two power plants.  
Post date: 31 Aug 2017
Type: Event