We are happy to present some photos of our institute building. We thank the photographer Maximilian Mutzhas (mutzhas.com) for his good job.
Building with straw bales is a technique pioneered a century ago in the state of Nebraska. In recent years, there has been a worldwide renaissance in the use of straw as a building material. Straw is a renewable resource with excellent insulating properties. Moreover, it is an inexpensive and easy-to-use option for self-builders. The book […]
Everybody is talking about 5G. The electrosmog debate has been stirred up again and all those concerns about the exposure to electromagnetic fields as well. The industry in particular, but also many other people would like to have faster and more powerful data networks. Yet others are concerned about radiation risks and data security. So […]
An important “building block” of the energy concept is the PV system on the roof (9.4 kWp). This system can generate ca. 7500 kWh electricity per year. It is assumed that about one third of this electricity is used for the building itself and two thirds can be fed into the public power grid. Based […]
In building biology, we highly value green space around the house. It is important to live “in and with nature,” but also to live in harmony with one’s neighbors. On the east side of the house, we created an outdoor living room as a little sanctuary where people can relax, have a meeting, or do their […]
About 50,000 l (13,200 gal) of potable water could be saved per household per year if potable water were separated from service water. The use of rainwater becomes therefore ever more important in regions with little rain. Storing rainwater or letting it seep into the ground also helps relieve the wastewater system and thus helps […]