Thermally insulating concrete demonstrator for innovative components and energy-efficient concepts

Buildings with networked energy systems

Researchers at the Institute of Construction Materials (IWB) of Stuttgart University developed a concept that enables validation of theoretical approaches to optimizing energy efficiency by experimental tests. For this purpose, a demonstrator building will be constructed to replicate an urban neighborhood; the building will be equipped with energy-consuming, generating and storing components. One section of the building will consist of monolithic wall units made from thermally insulating concrete, the second portion will be a reinforced-concrete framework whose interstitial spaces can be...

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