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Energy concept for a fruit storehouse

Calculation and evaluation of the energy saving potential by means of structural and energy supply variants (IES-VE and financial engineering simulations)

Validation of the product flows and the associated thermal loads.

Optimal thermal separation of building sections with different product flows and operating temperatures.

Scenario for the integration of trigeneration (combined heat, power and refrigeration) and centralized cooling supply. Interaction with an existing photovoltaic field and a possible expansion.

Daylight and shading concepts for a car dealership

Holistic design of HVAC supply and daylight use (IES-VE)

Design optimization for the static and dynamic heating and cooling (floor - ventilation register).

Supplementary cooling and building pre-conditioning by natural night ventilation and mechanical ventilation during operating times.

Thermal und lighting comparison of glazing types with different heat transfer and energy transmission coefficients (U-value, g-value). Comparison of internal and external mobile shading devices, with and without daylight-redirection function.

Comfort analysis of overtemperature hours according to ISO 7730 (PPD-Index) and analysis of glare risk in several places of the showroom

Thermal-dynamic investigation of a deep-freeze warehouse

Calculation of the annual heat losses of different gate types

An exact assessment of the thermal processes in the docking station during an unloading process from the freight hold of a truck to the inside of the deep-freeze storage (IES-VE)

Determination of energy flows for cooling and dehumidification (IES-VE)

Determination and comparison of costs per single opening process

Primary and professional school Munich, Germany

Minimum requirements to thermal insulation for thermal protection and energy economy in buildings: DIN 4108-2

Dynamic simulation (IES-VE) of a new office building.
Evaluation of the conceptual shading design and of the impact of different glazing and external shading devices

Assessment of overheating frequency

Office buildings compound Holzkirchen, Germany

Assessment of indoor comfort with different approaches for HVAC and lighting

Dynamic simulation (IES-VE) of a new office building.
Evaluation of the
conceptual shading design and of HVAC and lighting systems

Evaluation of a cooling concept with slow and fast-reacting HVAC systems by means of 3D-computational fluid dynamic simulation (3D-CFD)

Assessment of the impact of large suspended lighting modules on the diffusion of inlet air by means of 3D-CFD

Assessment of overheating frequency and thermal comfort according to EN-ISO 7730

Commercial building Holzkirchen

Assessment of a strategy for summer cooling and minimization of overheating frequency.
Dynamic simulation (IES-VE) of a new office building.
Evaluation of the
conceptual shading design and of natural ventilation and lighting.
Evaluation of a cooling concept with chilled ceiling with enhanced convection
Assessment of overheating frequency and thermal comfort according to EN-ISO 7730.

Clinical center Rosenheim: chapel and refectory

Assessment of mobile shading system with large vertical blinds, sacral mosaic glass and awning.
Dynamic simulation (IES-VE) of chapel and connected refectory.
Analysis of air stratification.
Detailed modelling of the vertical shading blinds und assess,emt pf the solar gains.
Thermal building physics: evaluation of the HVAC concept with minimum air change (occupancy-related) and floor cooling system.
Assessment of overheating frequency and thermal comfort according to EN-ISO 7730.

Split-level school Odelzhausen

Evaluation of natural ventilation through an in-ground duct.
Dynamic simulation (IES-VE) of classrooms and of the central 3-storys atrium.
Evaluation of a mixed ventilation concept: mechanical air inlet in the classrooms, overtopping into the atrium and central air exhaust under the roof, alternated with natural air inlet from the in-ground duct and exhaust through smoke vent flaps.
Thermal building physics: assessment of the natural air-conditioning capacity for the atrium due to coupling to the in-ground duct.
Assessment of overheating frequency and thermal comfort according to EN-ISO 7730.

Commercial building Wörth

Assessment of a strategy for summer cooling and minimization of the overheating frequency.
Dynamic simulation (IES-VE) of a new office building.
Evaluation of the shading conceptual design and of natural ventilation and lighting.
Comparison of a static cooling strategy with a floor cooling and a dynamic cooling with fan-coils.
Assessment of overheating frequency and thermal comfort according to EN-ISO 7730.

Industrial site for plastic production.

Validation of HVAC concept by means of a CFD simulation.
Thermal dynamic simulation of the 120.000m3 manufacturing site (IES-VE).
Reproduction of several air inlets and outlets and of a radiant cooling floor.
Three-dimensional airflow simulation (CFD).
Assessment of air velocities and temperature stratification with comfort assessment.

Professional school Munich.

Comfort assessment (work phases 1-3 of German Fee Structure for Architects and Engineers HOAI).
CFD-simulation of the 3-storeys entrance hall.
Thermal dynamic simulation (IES-VE) of the entrance hall under regular conditions and for public events.
Building physics: comparison of natural and mechanical ventilation.
CFD-simulation for assessment of overheating and optimal HVAC concept.

Passive house Poitner

Planning of a Passivhaus
Energy concept with supply scenarios.
Assessment of shading scenarios by means of dynamic simulation (IES-VE).
On-site suvervision.

Passive house Jodoin

Planning of a passive house. Net-Zero-Energy level.
Energy concept for supply scenarios with heat pump and solar energy storage in the ground.
Assessment of comfort by means of dynamic simulation (IES-VE).

Commercial building Ingolstadt

Holistic simulation for investment optimization
Thermal-dynamisc simulation (TAS) with assessment of glazing and shading concepts.
Energy demand and heat load calculations.
HVAC scenarios and investigation of CO2 levels.
Overheating frequency.

Professional school Neufahrn

Comfort assessment (work phases 1-3 of German Fee Structure for Architects and Engineers HOAI)
Thermal dynamic simulation (TAS-Software) of standard classrooms.
Building physics: comparison of natural and mechanical ventilation.
Assessment of sub-cooling effect of natural (windows) ventilation during lesson.
Assessment of comfort enhancement with concrete-core thermal activation.
Assessment of summer overheating and strategies for enhanced comfort.

 

Professional school Dachau

Comfort assessment (work phases 1-3 of HOAI)
Thermal dynamic simulation (TAS-Software) of standard classrooms.
Building physics: comparison of natural and mechanical ventilation in summer.
Building physics: comparison of high and low temperature heating distribution devices.

 

 

Grammar school Garching

System analysis (work phases 1-2 of HOAI)
Thermal dynamic simulation (TAS-Software).
Thermal building physics.
Modelling of heating distribution by means of concrete core activation.
Assessment of energy supply concept.

 

 Modelling o external shading system
Modelling and assessment of a taylor-made mobile external shading.

 

Schwadke, Bureau Rosenheim

Proof of energy concept for cooling (work phases 1-2 of HOAI)
Calculation with Passive House Design Package; focus on shading strategies
Recommendations for passive cooling strategies and system choice for active cooling.

 

Primary school Taufkirchen a.d. Vils

Concept planning (work phases 1-3 of HOAI)
Calculation with Passive House Design Package; focus on energy optimisation of the façade and HVAC concept.
Supervision of certification procedure for passive house buildings.

 

 

Clinical centre Rosenheim

Assessment of cooling load for rooms of the intensive care unit
Thermal dynamic simulation (TAS-Software).
Comfort assessment by means of air flow analysis  (TAS-Ambiens CFD-Software).

 

 

Municipality City of Parma (Italy)

Contest for a new administration building
Highest award: contest winner!
Passive house concept.
Energy concept for a net-zero energy consumption.

 

 

Technospot, Bressanone (Italy)

Direction of concept planning for a 4-stories net-zero-energy building according to the guidelines for integrated design process
Assessment of functional requirements.
Compilation of a reference object for energy-economic optimisation.
Organisation and direction of a kick-off workshop fort the formulation and development of alternative concepts.
Simulation of shading, daylighting, HVAC system (PHPP, Design Builder, DaySim software).
Formulation of holistic strategies for the achievement of an economically viable net-zero-energy building.

 

 

Hafner, Bolzano (Italy)

Concept for passive cooling and low-energy supply of a 13-stories glass tower office building in Bolzano (Italy)
Approach for integrated design process.
Simulation and energy assessment and optimization of a double-glass façade. (Design Builder software).
Simulation of night cooling by natural ventilation (Design Builder software).
Energy assessment for the implementation of an absorption cooling unit in a biomass cogeneration plant.

 

 

 

 

Whitehead's pueblo-pagoda, Osooyos, B.C. (Canada)

Passive house consulting

RAIKA bank Lana, Bolzano (Italy)

Energy concept for a 4-storied office building in passive-house standard in Bolzano, Italy
Goal is a certified passive house standard (Yearly heating consumption lower than 15 kWh/m2K).
Combined centralized and decentralised ventilation concept due to partial building renovation and enlargement.
Assessment of potential for cooling load reduction by passive methods (night ventilation, desiccant cooling, radiant-evaporative cooling, building mass activation).
Calculation of heating and cooling loads (PHPP and Energy-10 software).
Assessment of trigeneration concepts and comparison with biomass or photovoltaic-based absorption or compression heat pumps.

 

 

Robinson's Guest House, Mayne Island, B.C. (Canada)

Consulting for a passive house standard

Seasonal storage

 

INTENT Project, EURAC Bozen (Italien)

Planning and technical design of a lab for the testing of integrated solar components in building facades.
Thermodynamic design and thermal planning.
Measurement set-up.
Aquisition of industrial sponsors.

 

 

IME-Montreal, QC (Canada)

Integrated energy systems for zero-net energy residential buildings (Industrial project partly funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada).

Simulation of passive measures for energy savings (Architecture).
Simulation of active measures for energy savings (heat recovery).
Comparison of absorption and compression heat pumps by means of TRNSYS-modelling of plants for all-year use and use of geothermal heat.

Economic comparison of concepts for 5 Canadian provinces.

Conceptual design of a detached home (further industrial co-operation).


 

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