Our House Demonstration Unit (HDU) was presented in the TV format «Team Hirschhausen!» on the first german broadcaster ARD. Janina Schleuter from our team guides the viewer through our house and explains our energi-BUS system, which redistributes heat and cold between the household appliances. Alban Fangmeier then explains the importance of plants for the microclimate. Lastly, our project manager Prof. Eike Musall presents our climate envelope, which consists of movable slats and generates energy through solar radiation.
«All household appliances are connected to each other. We heat with an air-water heat pump and the waste heat from the appliances is fed into the heating circuit so that it can be reused.»Janina Schleuter
«We have considered a relatively large amount of greenery because this leads to a cooling effect that positively influences the microclimate.»Alban Fangmeier
«The climate envelope of the HDU has several functions: Weather protection, views in and out, daylighting for the interior, and the photovoltaic system in the slats, which generates electricity around the day because the slats are distributed around the entire building. In addition, we can tilt the slats so that we generate optimised electricity by tracking the sun.»Prof. Eike Musall
Metereologist and climate scientist Dr. Insa Thiele-Eich was enthusiastic about our sharing concept, in which a large part of the living space is available to the community.