Building services and energy consumption in the LifePhasesHouse
With the help of technology, mobility can be supported even better. Various systems have been installed in the LifePhasesHouse and can now be tested and further developed during the research period. Energy is also an important aspect of the new research house. Not only a barrier-free floor plan is a prerequisite for the house to adapt to all needs of the respective phases of life, also a highly thermally insulated, air- and wind-tight building envelope in timber pillar construction and a controlled ventilation with heat recovery, which always ensures fresh and healthy air, are components.
Energy efficient building envelope
The Schwörer Energy saving concept is characterised by a highly thermally insulated building envelope in timber pillar construction with triple-glazed windows. This is produced in the wind- and weather-protected plant in Hohenstein-Oberstetten. It is the ideal structural prerequisite for the controlled ventilation with heat recovery.
Controlled ventilation system with heat recovery
Since 1983, Schwörer houses have been equipped with the controlled ventilation with heat recovery as standard. In addition to healthy air, the ventilation system also offers an energy recycling of approx. 90 percent and thus helps to permanently reduce energy costs. A CO2 sensor is installed in the ventilation system to measure the air quality. If this exceeds the permissible limit value, the fan activity in the ventilator unit is regulated upwards and a larger quantity of fresh air is supplied.
The integrated house automation, which is radio-controlled in the Life PhasesHouse, controls lights, roller shutters and other electrical devices via iPad. For the new building, a KNX cabling with BUS regulation ex factory is ideal. A fast connection to service providers such as supermarkets and care services can be established via fibre optic cables.
The door at the barrier-free house entrance can be opened conveniently and easily by fingerprint. By means of a programmed fingerprint, authorized persons such as relatives or nursing services can be granted access without anyone having to open the door from the inside. Using a camera surveillance and an intercommunication system that runs via tablet or mobile phone, contact can be made with the visitors. The front and side doors open by means of an automatic swing gate operator.