Highly efficient photovoltaic modules on the rooftops ensure the power supply of the prototype.
The excess electricity supplied to the grid and the visitors. The building technology is interconnected and automatically responds to changes in the weather.
Energy concept for heating and cooling
In the prototype, the concept is clearly visible from an Anergy-net standpoint, and illustrated by a specific system. In the summer cooling phase the cold storage is filled with cold water. During the daytime, this cold water can be used to cool the house through a heat pump does not require refrigeration machine.
Thermal solar collectors provide the building year round with warm water for heating and the heating of domestic hot water. In addition, hybrid photovoltaic cells provide supplemental heat in the cold storage, which serves as a heat source for the heat pump.
Energy in the correct place at the right time is the principle to follow for the highest efficiency.
Innovative solutions in sanitation and ventilation
To reduce fresh water consumption, sophisticated systems are used in the prototype. For water-intensive operations, storage and reuse of rainwater supplements in appropriate situations such as the flushing of wastewater and shower systems. Drain water is also stored in order to provide for watering processes such as the wetting of the dry cooler. Reducing water consumption allows the strain of wastewater treatment to be reduced.
To provide a pleasant room climate, air quality is highly important. Decentralized ventilation units supply each room according to its respective need for air. Due to the direct placement in the facade no ventilation channels are needed. Energy efficient and quiet, these ventilation devices provide new possibilities in the design and construction of spaces.