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Energy-optimized construction – Membrane constructions for energy-saving renovation of buildings (MESG) <<

Akronym MESG
Website http://www.mesg.info/
Funding Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie
Request for Proposal Forschung für Energieoptimiertes Bauen
Supporting Organisation Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
HFT project director Prof. Dr. Andreas Beck
Duration 01.11.2008 - 31.10.2011
Project description Energy renovation on existing buildings can be a deciding factor in reducing the national CO2 emissions and helping Germany fulfill its obligation to protect the environment. The thermotechnical renovation of the building envelope plays a large role in this effort. Studies (Feist, IWU) show that proper insulation of the building envelope alone can reduce the heating energy consumption by up to 50%. A secondary effect is an increase in the interior thermal comfort level. If these measures are planned and carried out in a well-directed manner, the whole architecture is positively influenced, which dramatically increases the value of the building. Within the framework of this project, for one, new concepts are to be developed with the use of plastic sheet material and textiles in the renovation in order to achieve a dramatic reduction in energy use in buildings in Germany in heating, cooling and illumination. Such new concepts also lead to improvements in the energy consumption of new construction buildings, with which membrane designs are becoming increasingly more common.