With 35,000 km² Baden-Württemberg is the third largest country situated in the south-west of Germany. It has a population of 11 million, and about 600,000 people live in its capital Stuttgart.
The building is used by the University of Stuttgart.
The building is used to help research groups overcome shortages of both office or laboratory space. Therefore, we observe a frequent change of use. As a result, this requires more elaborate technologies to adapt the HVAC system operation to the temporary energy demand.
The building is quite new and therefore does not show any major deficiencies. It is constructed according to the German building regulations applicable in 1995. It has a total of 4 floors and a net floor area of 9,100 m². There is a large exhibition hall in the center of the building. It is surrounded by laboratories and offices.
The HVAC concept is flexible so that it can be adapted for different uses. Presently the air flow rate reaches a value up to 50,000 m3/h. It divides into the 4 main utilisation areas: technical rooms, laboratories, hall and offices and other rooms. Heat is provided by the central heating station of the campus.
|Year of erection||1995|
|Net floor area||9.150 m²|
|Consumption of electricity||566.000 kWh/a|
|Consumption of heating||739.000 kWh/a|
|Consumption of cooling||98.000 kWh/a|
|HVAC equipment||heating, cooling, air conditioning,|
|ventilation, building automation system|
|Energy source||district heating and cooling|