Smart Buildings help reduce the effects of climate change
The ASCR research network was one of the first tenants to move into the Technology Centre Seestadt in 2013. The network performs research on the behaviour of buildings on location and looks for energy solutions for the future. Six years after the ASCR was founded, the smart buildings in Europe’s largest urban development area have become true masters of communication. The buildings researched by the ASCR maintain constant contact with all kinds of measuring and control stations: from thermal and electrical infrastructure through weather stations and photovoltaic systems on the roof, down to accumulators and intelligent network stations.
Smart buildings respond to developments on the energy market with pinpoint accuracy
The network of around 100 researchers is now preparing for the next project phase (press release, German). During the next four years, the buildings will be further networked to enable communication with energy networks and markets.
The smart use of decentralised renewable energies softens fossil fuel price fluctuations and relieves the burden on the environment.
ASCR is also employing a variety of new, innovative methods. Exhaust air does not simply blow away in Aspern. It is used for heating and also recycled for air conditioning. Garage air in the ASCR’s smart residential building is used for heating. This reduces CO2 emissions by over 70% compared to gas-fired boiler heating.
Vienna, 12 February 2019.