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Case studyIndustrial areas with their special challenges

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Optimizing giants in existing buildings

Where some rave about the charm of the past, others start to sweat: industrial areas in the existing building. The architectural giants, exciting for the pioneering spirit of small entrepreneurs, associations, tech companies and modern manufacturing companies, were formerly built for large-scale production, at a time when energy was cheap.

Even in the cases we take care of, we always face the same challenges: The production facilities have long since been dismantled, isolated areas have been rented out - often several times, and neither on paper nor in the confusion of the pipes and lines steaming in the basements. But costs are incurred all the time and the big question is: where do they come from, why are they so high and how should they be passed on to whom?


The challenges in industrial areas

  • Oversizing
  • centrality
  • age
  • time
  • insulation

Our solutions

We have always started with an inventory. You can touch and assign heat pipes. Where old sliders can be switched from cold to warm, in the cellars from the imperial era, we started the mobile measurement and identified the flowing quantities with ours. We clarified: How much flows in which time through which line?

Electricity is not visible. Here we check the power plants with our thermal imager. Thermography is the basis for loss measurement and profitability scenarios, which culminate in our action plans.

On the basis of the inventory, a system and consumption register is created as the basis for our further strategic advice. With a view to investment capital in particular, our developments provide for gradual, priority-based optimization.

Our approach to solutions is based on using what already exists and harmonizing it with elements of the energy transition. We form sub-units and convert the energy supply using existing system parts. In addition to the efficiency of the supply, these neighborhood concepts enable transparent and secure calculation and billing

particularities

Oversizing:
In industrial areas everything is somehow planned too big and has to be broken down for today's energy costs.

Centrality:
Lines that are too large lead centrally into the system and are only distributed there. Connections are not documented. The losses are too high.

Age:
There is no overview of the status of the existing lines, lines are mostly out of date.

Time:
As the owner, you lose money every day and would have to exchange everything that is usually not possible in organizational and financial terms.

Insulation:
Even if it is conveyed as the biggest problem in public perception, losses through insulation are only the least problem, we set priorities in the right places.