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RWTH Aachen, E.ON-ERC, Lehrstuhl für Gebäude- und Raumklimatechnik

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Postal address Ansprechpartner: Prof. Dr. Dirk Müller, Mathieustraße, Hauptgebäude, 52074 Aachen
Phone 0241-80-99566
Fax 0241-80-92932



Category Research, Planning, Evaluation
Profile E.ON Energy Research Center (E.ON ERC) is an independent research center at RWTH Aachen University, carrying out research projects for various industrial partners, governmental agencies and foundations. E.ON Energy Research Center shall be an internationally recognized science and engineering institution with strong links to the international scientific community and public, political and industrial engineering and economic partners. E.ON ERC will foster major technological and conceptual developments using an overall system-related approach to develop sustainable concepts for highly efficient and environmentally sound energy supplies.

Player in the projects below:

Settlement typeNeighbourhood
Projektstatus: Phase 3
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Integrated Neighbourhood Energy Concept, Karlsruhe-Rintheim

Based on a neighbourhood energy concept, a local heating network – supplied by a cogeneration system and industrial waste heat - was set up to renovate the buildings for maximum economic effect. Subsequent operation is monitored continuously. In addition to innovations in building conceptual design, building services equipment, measurement and control technology as well as tenant communication, this project will be the first to implement a low-ex approach for an entire neighbourhood.

Settlement typeNeighbourhood
Projektstatus: Phase 2
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

EnEff:Campus: Climate-neutral campus at Leuphana University Lüneburg

The plan is to further develop Lüneburg’s university campus in the Scharnhorststrasse and Bockelsberg area in terms of both the urban development and energy use. Measures to the existing buildings, the integration of a new building as a central facility for the university and the conversion of the energy supply are being jointly examined.

Settlement typeNeighbourhood
Projektstatus: Phase 3
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Rebound effects following refurbishment – Scientific monitoring of the Karlsruhe-Rintheim neighbourhood concept

As part of the "Energy efficient Rintheim" neighbourhood concept, various refurbishment alternatives were analysed for residential construction using detailed simulation models and comprehensive recording of measurement data. Initial evaluations of the instigated monitoring programme show that the calculations have overestimated the possible saving effects.

CryoSol®Plus - Fluid dispersion of water and paraffin.
Projektstatus: Phase 3
EnEff:Wärme - Forschung für energieeffiziente Wärme- und Kältenetze

Emulsions for supply systems: New fluids as heat transfer mediums in air conditioning and refrigeration technology

Storage media are essential to make use of renewable energy. In addition to this, energy distribution in thermal networks has potential for increasing efficiency by increasing the transport capacity. In this project, researchers work on heat-transfer fluids (PCS) with at least twice the energy density of water as a heat medium. They developed simulation models to map complex hydraulic networks with two-substance fluids and phase change media.

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