In the new iDiv research greenhouse of the University of Leipzig, crops from all over the world can be cultivated in twelve large, independently air-conditioned zones. The aim of the researchers and the sächsischen Immobilienbverwaltung (SIB) in this project, is to demonstrate how the energy requirements of such greenhouses can be reduced by 50 percent. The core of the new concept is the optimal coordination between free cooling, solar thermal cooling and district heating.

EA Systems Dresden supports the building planners in the design and parameterization of the energy supply concept. An important tool for this is the detailed dynamic energy simulation with the Green City Library. Taking into account and modeling the plants and the planned control regime, the model-based proof of compliance with the planning objectives could be provided.

Our Services

  • Identification of the emission saving potential of a modern system concept compared to a reference solution (validation of planning with the help of new simulation methods)
  • Support in the preparation of a monitoring strategy within the framework of the design concept
  • Development of optimization variants for the system concept (design and planning phase)

Our Results

  • Validation of the designed system concept with regard to the required saving targets
  • Optimization of the system concept in the areas of solar thermal energy and free cooling
  • EnOB-compliant monitoring concept