levelup with Polysun
TH Rosenheim competes again in Solar Decathlon Europe 21.
There are many ideas for sustainable urban development. The crucial thing is to follow up the ideas with action. The Solar Decathlon Europe 21 (SDE21) therefore has the motto “Design – Build – Operate”. University teams from all over the world come together to design, build and operate solar houses with a neutral or even positive energy balance.
After the great success at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 as “Vice World Champion in Solar Building”, the Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences is taking on the challenge again. The levelup project at the TH Rosenheim is currently being driven forward by an interdisciplinary project team from various courses of study and faculties. At their side are about 20 advising professors from different courses of study. “levelup” stands for a modular, flexible addition in lightweight wood construction, adaptable to almost all 1950s to 1970s buildings. This creates an innovative solution for redensification in cities that can be applied to the largest proportion of Germany’s building stock of multi-family houses.
levelup relies on a renewable energy supply: The levelup is to be brought to an energy-plus level, which also includes the supply of the existing building stock over its life cycle. Photovoltaic modules for solar power generation on the entire facade and on the roof contribute to this.
For the planning of the solar energy system, the interdisciplinary levelup team relies on the Polysun simulation software from Vela Solaris. The energy production can be simulated precisely over the entire life cycle. With Polysun, the students succeed in gaining planning reliability and verifying whether the requirements regarding the energy-plus level are achieved.
The competition will run until the summer of 2022, when the houses built will be evaluated and awarded prizes. So the levelup team is in the middle of its work! The whole Vela Solaris team keeps its fingers crossed!
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