Using buildings as energy storage - Monitoring project: Detached house H and detached house F Energy source wind power – Energy source solar power
Starting point / motivation
Over the last years in Austria, more than 100 detached houses with thermally activated building components have been built on greatly differing technological standards. For these buildings, no systematic collection of data or experiences regarding the system control and user acceptance exist neither on the technological standard nor on the basis used for planning and design. The planning of the thermally activated building components for these two buildings was implemented according to recently developed design guidelines.
Contents and goals
An essential part of the monitoring project is comparing the measured data with the projected expenses (for both energy supply systems, split into heating/cooling and hot water supply). In addition to that, the buildings are investigated and compared regarding their functionality and temperature behaviour, a comparison of the proportions and availability of renewable energy and its temporal distribution. Finally, the experiences with self-regulating system control are gathered and analysed.
The data on both buildings of the system is collected and transmitted electronically via internet. The data will be regularly checked for plausibility and, if needed, necessary control intervention is prompted and recorded by the project engineer. After completing the measuring, an extensive analysis including a user survey is executed.
Comparison of actual results with targeted ones from the calculation of the project
Assessment of the user friendliness of the control system
Assessment of the user wellbeing
Examination of the practicability of using excess energy from wind power production
Baurat h.c. Dipl.-Ing. Felix Friembichler - Vereinigung der Österreichischen Zementindustrie
Project or cooperation partners
- FIN – Kuster Energielösungen GmbH.
- GRT Gebäude- und Regeltechnik GmbH.
- WEB Windenergie AG
- Zement + Beton Handels- und Werbeges. m. b. H.
- Österreichisches Ökologie-Institut