Saving fossil fuel, reducing operating costs, increasing efficiency.Around a third of the world’s primary energy is used to operate buildings. Fossil, non-renewable fuels are used for more than 80 percent of this, while the demand for energy is growing at the same time. Energy is usually generated in large central power plants, and the energy is provided via wasteful supply networks. Decentralized energy generation seems more than logical. In addition to solutions to use energy more efficiently and reduce consumption, renewable energy sources must increasingly be developed. Priedemann considers locally usable solar energy in particular to be one of the most sensible solutions.
- Both heat and electricity can be collected with today’s facade systems.
- With both forms of energy, all types of energy required in a building can now be adequately provided.
- Facade surfaces are often larger than roof surfaces: We can harness the potential of solar energy using suitable systems available on the market.
- While the residential sector mainly needs heating energy, the commercial sector mainly needs cooling energy and industry needs energy for processing.
- The highest demand for cooling occurs, when solar radiation is at its highest. With solar cooling systems we can use this inexhaustible source of energy, save fossil fuels, reduce operating costs and increase efficiency.
- We determine the energy demand, evaluate the potential on the basis of local weather data, the building location and orientation and, together with the specialists involved, develop concepts and solutions for energy generation integrated into the facade.