Micronal® Case Studies

LUWOGE low-energy house, Ludwigshafen

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A gypsum plaster mixed with Micronal® PCM enhances the conditions in the low-energy house in the summer by capping temperature peaks

In conjunction with manufacturers from the construction sector, buildings management product manufacturers and Microtek, a concept was developed under the general coordination of LUWOGE for the creation of a highly efficient building. A PCM-modified gypsum plaster and a PCM-modified stopper were employed in the low-energy house in 2001 as part of the system solution.

 

DSC service centre, Ludwigshafen

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Plaster-bound phase change materials in a capillary-tube mat cooling ceiling for passive climate control.

The new DSC service center houses the offices of LUWOGE and the Fortisnova health insurance institute. The functionality and attractive design of the service center won LUWOGE and architects Allmann Sattler Wappner the architecture and construction innovation prize. Micronal® PCM was employed in the service center in the form of a plaster-bound phase-change material in a cooling ceiling employing capillary tube mats.

 

Badenova building, Offenburg

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maxit clima interior wall plaster modified by Micronal® PCMs forms part of the concept for optimization of the building's energy balance

As part of a passive climate-control solution, our partner maxit employed a plaster-bound Micronal® phase-change material in power supply company Badenova's new office building in Offenburg. The energy balance of the complete building was optimized by architects Lehmann in Offenburg and the solar energy experts Stahl+Weiss in Freiburg. The running costs of this building are substantially lower than those with a conventional air-conditioning system.

 

Berlin - project on the Spree

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Optimization of building temperature management by means of a capillary tube mat cooling ceiling employing phase change materials

Redevelopment of a residential and office complex situated on the Spree in Berlin demanded new, innovative solutions for optimization of building temperature management. On two floors of offices, a capillary tube mat cooling ceiling was combined with a plaster-bound phase-change material. During the day, temperature peaks are capped by the PCM; at night, the warmth is discharged evenly and cost-efficiently by cooled water.

 

Haus der Gegenwart, Munich

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The Micronal® PCM SmartBoard™ forms part of the passive ventilation concept employed by the winner of the architecture competition of the German magazine SZ

In 2001, SZ magazine invited renowned architects in Germany and abroad to take part in an architecture competition. The search was on for the "Haus der Gegenwart" (House of the Present). The winning model, by AllmannSattlerWappner, was implemented, and opened in January 2005. One element in the passive ventilation concept was the use of Micronal® PCM SmartBoard™. Altogether, 1 800 kg of pure phase-change material was employed in the Haus der Gegenwart.

 

Hölderlin Grammar School, Lauffen am Neckar

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Micronal® PCM SmartBoard™ ensure pleasant temperatures in the classrooms, which are of lightweight construction

In the spring of 2005, 500 m² of Micronal® PCM SmartBoard™ was employed in the new extension to Hölderlin Grammar School in Lauffen am Neckar. The classrooms are constructed with lightweight partitions. They are maintained at a pleasant temperature conducive to learning, even in the summer, thanks to the intelligent construction material with its temperature management effect.

 

"Sodastrasse 40" pilot project, Ludwigshafen

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The use of Micronal® PCM SmartBoard™ on a large scale forms part of the energy-efficient redevelopment of former BASF company housing

The "Sodastrasse 40" pilot project in Ludwigshafen is one of a total of twenty projects throughout Germany supported by DENA, the German energy agency. Sodastrasse 40 is located at the heart of a traditional company housing estate from the turn of the last century. The pilot project involves an energy-efficient model redevelopment of the housing. The objective is to reduce the energy consumption by 85%. A total of 260 m² of Micronal® PCM SmartBoard™ 26 was used for the interiorwork of the roof in two semi-detached houses.