Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Bosch Thermotechnology Builds Energy-Plus Home in Germany
Dec 26, 2011
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

Bosch Thermotechnology Division built an Energy-Plus Home – a home that generates more power than it uses - in Wetzlar, Germany.

The home's photovoltaic system, efficient heating and insulation, and energy efficient appliances give it expected energy requirements of 7,550 kilowatt hours annually, while it is expected to generate 9,100 kilowatt hours of electricity per year.

The primary extra cost of the home was 35,000 euros (approx. US$45,000) primarily for the photovoltaic system.

Bosch Thermotechnology and its Buderus brand built the house with building specialists Buderus Immobilien GmbH (BIG) and Schwörer Haus.

“We want to show that such a project can be realized with the technology that is available today,” said Uwe Glock, board president of the Thermotechnology Division. He pointed out that about 40% of the total primary energy consumption in Europe and about a third of the carbon emissions are attributable to buildings.

About 85% of the energy requirements of buildings relate to heating and hot water, whereas electricity accounts for a relatively low 15%. According to Glock, this discrepancy is attributable to the heating systems. “Only 13% of the 17.8 million heating systems in Germany represent the latest state of the art," he said. He said carbon emissions could be cut by up to 55 million tons annually if the inefficient systems were replaced.

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Apr 23, 2014: Bosch Home Appliances Garners EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award

Apr 23, 2014: AO Smith Develops Ultra-Low NOx, Compact Commercial Water Heater for California

Apr 23, 2014: Dacor Launches First North American Cooktop with Touch Control

Apr 23, 2014: Existing-Home Sales Show Slight March Decrease

Apr 23, 2014: CEA: Consumer Sentiment Down in April

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

March 2014: Market Research - 62nd Annual U.S. Appliance Industry Forecast
February 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: December 2013
January 2014: Market Research - Appliance Historical Statistical Review: 1954-2012
January 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: November 2013




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Pharmalive | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows