On the university level, TU Dresden and RWTH Aachen University are involved in this research project. The cooperating industrial partners are Glen Dimplex Deutschland and Viessmann.
The Technische Universität Dresden has its roots in the Technische Bildungsanstalt Dresden founded in 1828. Today it is a full-curriculum university with 18 faculties in five schools which, in addition to the engineering and natural sciences, comprise the humanities, cultural and social sciences and medicine. This diversity of disciplines, which is unique in Germany, is possible thanks to the promotion of the interdisciplinarity of the sciences that makes it one of the most dynamic universities in Germany and contributes to the integration of the sciences into society.
Further information can be found here: TU Dresden
RWTH Aachen University (short: RWTH Aachen) is the largest technical university in Germany and one of the most renowned in Europe. The university’s engineering focus is linked to the natural sciences and medicine.
The Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate (EBC) is one of 260 institutes at RWTH Aachen University and part of the E.ON Energy Research Center (ERC). The EBC conducts research on reducing energy consumption to create thermally comfortable interiors. In addition to looking at vehicle interiors, the focus of the research is on buildings. The interaction of measures on the building envelope and systems engineering to increase the energy efficiency of buildings is in the context of energy-efficient district concepts with the coupling of thermal and electrical networks. For the development of decentralized energy supply concepts with the integration of regenerative energy sources, concepts for power generation, demand and storage management are being developed with intelligent communication between all components, from energy conversion to energy distribution to delivery and the integration of user behavior. The work of the institute is based on a large test bench equipment as well as advanced simulation methods and the coupling of simulation and hardware.
Further information can be found here: EBC
Glen Dimplex Deutschland GmbH is part of the internationally active Glen Dimplex Group with headquarters in Ireland – a leading global supplier of electrical heating systems and domestic appliances. Glen Dimplex Deutschland GmbH merges the group’s know-how and expertise worldwide to develop highly efficient systems for heating, cooling and ventilating of buildings as well as for commercial and industrial applications. Glen Dimplex Deutschland GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of heat pumps in the market segment of small and medium-sized with a heat capacity between 5 kW and 130 kW, which are used in domestic, commercial and industrial applications.
Our core competencies in the field of refrigeration include series and special refrigeration machines for industry, medical technology and commerce with refrigeration capacities from 0.1 kW to 250 kW. Glen Dimplex Deutschland GmbH has extensive expertise in the cooling of medical technology systems, process cooling and the cooling of machine tools.
Research and development activities focus on internal projects and cooperation with research institutions. For example, projects on the use of refrigerants for refrigeration and heat pump systems are being worked on and modern control engineering concepts are being developed.
Further information can be found here: Glen Dimplex Deutschland GmbH
With its technology, the family company Viessmann is a substantial part of the energy supply of tomorrow. Management and representation for 12,100 employees in 74 country administrations. Climate and energy solutions for people and companies worldwide. Because only as possible can we design the living spaces of personal rights, from a comfortable home to a habitable planet. Viessmann Nord offers a complete range of heating and air conditioning systems, as well as comprehensive system solutions for commercial and industrial applications that manage steam up to 120 MW, cooling up to 2 MW and electricity up to 50 MW. Viessmann has thus gone beyond one of the demanding political products of innovative cooling solutions with a personal range of products and services for controlling controls for commercial use.
Further information can be found here: Viessmann
Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy – globalisation, digitalisation, demographic change, the development of Europe and the transformation of energy systems – the challenges of the 21st century present the German economy with major challenges. The social market economy does not have to be reinvented, but it has to be adapted and strengthened in order to face these challenges. This is the central task of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.
Further information can be found here: BMWi