The goal of this research project is the comparison of two basic redevelopment strategies. On the one hand energy-related redevelopment at state of the art (reduction of loss) and on the other hand energy-related redevelopment by cybernetic principles (profit maximization). The research is based on two identical building structures, inside and outside, from the 1950s.
The project is designed as a two-staged project (research phase / realization and monitoring phase). Besides the improvement of the energy budget also the quality of life and the general wellbeing of the members of the cooperation was to be improved.
The department of urban sociology undertakes the evaluation of the users’ behaviour and acceptance. Therefor the behaviour is assessed within the apartment to gather information on the use of energy and possible indications on how to reduce the use of energy by changing structural and technical equipment.
To what extent the energy related methods in terms of building are accepted and how they might change the behaviour in the personal living space is also investigated.
The project management is taken by Jun.-Prof. Dr.-eng. Angèle Tersluisen, from the research area of home cybernetics at the University of Kaiserslautern. Further project partners from the University of Kaiserslautern are the real estate economics department as well as the institute of concrete structures and structural engineering/ work group for energy efficient buildings. Also the institute for energy efficient systems of the University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern, the charitable building cooperative Speyer and the Energy Agency of Rheinland-Pfalz GmbH are part of the project.
The research project is government-funded by the Ministry of Finances Rheinland-Pfalz as part of the program “Experimental Housing and Urban Development” (ExWoSt).
- M.Sc. Eva Langenbahn