NAERCO – Sustainable Remediation of Heating Systems by means of “Success-based Contracting”

Project duration: January 2008 to December 2014

  • Monitoring of an innovative type of contracting by outsourcing and a subsequent remediation pilot project
  • Forecasting of future energy consumption and verification by means of simulated calculations and monitoring
  • Scientific support and development of comfort criteria
  • Monitoring of energy consumption and comfort criteria

Funding by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), funding code (FKZ): 0327430E Funding structure: EnOB Project management: PTJ

Monitoring of new-build children’s day nurseries within the passive house standard

Project duration: 36 months

  • Optimization of operational energy use 
  • A central point of contact for users
  • Filtering and forwarding of shortcomings committed by the Building Department and the Housing Association/malfunctions/warranty problems/maintenance and upkeep orders to the relevant contact persons at the Building Department and at the Housing Association
  • Recording and checking of the relevant system performance indicators
  • Assisting users 
  • Training and inductions/explanations/user surveys
  • Data capture/preparation/evaluation/assessment with the assistance of two measuring towers
  • Comparison of two group spaces with regard to comfort criteria and energy consumption
  • Preparing and forwarding of energy consumption data

General renovation and conversion of the Luitpoldhaus for the Nuremberg Municipal Library – monitoring and scientific guidance

Project duration: January 2010 to February 2015

  • Three phases, based on the “Leitfaden für das Monitoring der Demonstrationsbauten im Förderkonzept EnBau und EnSan” (Guide for the Monitoring of Demonstration Buildings within the EnBau and EnSan Funding Concept)
  • Phase I: Design, implementation, and commissioning
  • Phase II: Intensive monitoring
  • Phase III: Long-term monitoring

Funding by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), funding code (FKZ): 0327431N

Funding concept: Energy-optimized building (EnOB)

Project management: PTJ

In collaboration with the City of Nuremberg

“Plusenergiehaus” in Schwabach

  • Supporting the planned verification under the “Energiehaus Plus” standard
  • Drawing up a measurement plan
  • Supervising the installation of smart meters and sensors
  • Implementing, documenting, and evaluating the measurements
  • Monitoring energy consumption for a period of 24 months
  • Evaluating the costs and efficiency of the planned technology

Funding structure: BMUB (1) Funding programme for educational buildings that fulfil the “Effizienzhaus Plus” standard (1) Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety 

IEA ECBCS Annex 48

IEA ECBCS Annex 48 - Heat Pumping and Reversible Air Conditioning

 Project duration: November 2008 to October 2010

  • Joint project in the context of the International Energy Agency for the funding of the most effective combinations of heating and cooling systems in climate-controlled buildings, using heat pumps and reversible systems
  • Rapidly identifying the potential to use heat pumps in buildings
  • A planning handbook for reversible heat pumps with or without heat recovery
  • Improving the commissioning and operation of buildings using heat pump systems
  • Documenting reference buildings and systems

Funding by: PTJ, funding code: 0327432A


GEOTABS – Optimized planning, implementation, and control of geothermal heat pumps combined with thermally activated construction elements in energy-efficient office buildings

Project duration: September 2010 to September 2012

  • Thematic connection to IEA ECBCS Annex 48
  • Joint European project EraSME GEOTABS: Improved design and control of geothermal heat pumps combined with thermally activated building systems in office buildings based on monitoring, survey, and simulation data
  • Aim: to develop control algorithms for geothermal heat pumps combined with activated building elements, in order to increase energy efficiency

Funding by: BMWi/ZIM, funding code: KF2188202TL0