Electricity concept in the urban project as well as in the prototype
The urban context provides the networking of energy potentials to generate the possibility of energy in urban areas, and its excellent location allows the building to provide for several households. Utilizing a smart grid, entire complexes and neighborhoods are connected with energy technology, which can help meet their needs for heating and cooling efficiently. Because the building will produce a positive amount of energy over the year, excess unused energy can be shared to the neighbors and connected buildings to improve resource management.
Share energy means saving resources.
To ensure the most efficient operation, all consumers need to be networked together. Energy can be managed in such a way that allows the maximum usage in peak production times, and savings when production is low. In order to reduce any peak performance waste in the PV system, the excess energy is temporarily stored in batteries. This energy is used by the consumer to buffer and operate the building as independently as possible from the main grid.
Grid Living & Mobility Concept
The energy storage of the project takes on various tasks in the system of the building and mobility. Besides the important tasks in the electrical concept, they also play an important role in mobility. The charged batteries are used for e-bikes, making it easier to ride the bike as a main means of transportation. Another concept uses the bicycle as a home trainer and saves the energy produced back into the battery, to store and be available to the your+ prototype again.
The building automation system has three main components; energy management, comfort management, and additional features. The energy management is responsible for the peak and lull production phase management. In this case, one would like to break electrical power peaks and store excess energy for low-performance times. Active and passive systems affect the comfort conditions and are operated only when necessary. Additional systems are designed for safety, security and irrigation of plants and PV panels.
The different switching algorithms process internal and external inputs, and cohesively maximize efficiency.
Simulation as a predictive measure
In order to build energy-efficient buildings, it is important that holistic considerations are made in the planning process. In order to assess the effects of the solutions in the different stages of the project and respond appropriately, the planning process is supported with simulations.