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Our goal: sustainable energy concepts
SCHNEPF strives to create sensible and sustainable energy concepts. For this reason, our first step is to analyse the overall energy situation relating to a project – regardless of whether that involves a new building or a stock building.
Only then are we able to determine whether and to what extent a planned energy concept is feasible. SCHNEPF is recognised for its customised concepts and solutions. In order to achieve our aims even more successfully in future, we have developed a step-by-step approach. This consequently enables us to precisely identify if a concept is both feasible and realisable.
The 4 phases of concept development:
Because every building and production facility is entirely different and functions differently, all the relevant energy-related factors, such as waste heat and energy consumption values, functional processes, energy flows, accounts etc., first have to be ascertained. This process initially requires a number of fundamental questions to be answered:
- What requirements will be placed on the (new) building?
- What are the possible options?
- What is left over (in terms of energy, waste)?
Initially, we look for any weaknesses and problems. For example: excessive power or energy consumption, halls too cold or too warm, constant fuse or machine failure etc.
First we carry out an efficiency analysis. How or where can energy be saved or shifted? What technology is recommended for that process? Next comes the question of which objectives are to be achieved:
- Saving energy costs
- Saving maintenance costs
- Increasing the level of work safety
- A combination of these objectives
And finally, after meticulously weighing up all the pros and cons, we define what action is to be taken: renovation, optimisation or new build.
In ambiguous cases, the application of simulation technology is recommended. This process provides clarity in terms of calculating the energy requirement.