NETZSCH Campus in Waldkraiburg: New Benchmark in Climate Protection and Sustainability
Benchmark NETZSCH Campus: With its new building in Waldkraiburg, NETZSCH Pumps & Systems is setting further climate protection and sustainability standards. The global specialist for complex fluid management has set itself the goal of achieving complete climate neutrality by 2045.
The NETZSCH Campus in Waldkraiburg, currently in the final phase of construction, is making a decisive contribution. But the existing buildings will also be brought up to the highest energy standard in the coming years.
Room air conditioning in new buildings using groundwater
„We will not only be more independent in the future but also make an important contribution to climate protection.“
"We can operate the entire new building without the use of fossil fuels", says Jakob Bartinger, the overall project manager. In future, groundwater will be used for heating and cooling at NETZSCH in Waldkraiburg. Two boreholes have been drilled in recent months, which will be used to pump water at a temperature of around six degrees Celsius from 40 to 45 metres. The groundwater will be cooled or heated by a heat pump to cool or heat the buildings. In addition to the rooms, the technical systems are also cooled using groundwater. Thanks to the innovative room air conditioning, NETZSCH will save 250,000 kWh of natural gas and 320 tonnes of CO2 per year. "This means that we will not only be more independent in the future but also make an important contribution to climate protection", says Bartinger.
NETZSCH Campus Waldkraiburg: KfW Standard 55
The entire new building in Waldkraiburg complies with the KfW Standard 55, which means that the premises require 55 percent less primary energy than the EnEV reference building. The transmission heat loss is only 70 percent. This means that the structural thermal insulation is 30 percent better. Immediate energy demand is the maximum energy consumption for heating, hot water, ventilation and cooling, including the entire upstream chain (energy required for production and delivery). The transmission heat loss shows how much heat is lost to the outside through a heated house's walls, windows, doors and roof. In addition to the heat pump and the insulation, the special glazing of the windows also contributes to achieving these excellent values.
Optimisation of logistics through plant consolidation
With the new building, three locations at NETZSCH Pumps & Systems in Waldkraiburg will be merged into one campus. This will optimise processes and logistics. The customers will benefit from this. "As part of our global strategy, we are aiming to increase efficiency and reduce our throughput and delivery times with the new building", says Bartinger about the advantages. Journeys and transport between the individual plants will be eliminated in the future. This optimises throughput and delivery times and contributes to a considerable reduction in CO2 emissions.
Photovoltaics for green electricity in Waldkraiburg
The NETZSCH Campus in Waldkraiburg is also setting new standards for generating its electricity. A total of 1,542 photovoltaic modules with a total system output of 510 kWp are installed. This will cover a not inconsiderable part of the electricity demand. This significantly reduces the consumption of fossil resources and thus protects the climate.
Renovation of existing buildings
„By switching to green electricity, we save 3,619 tonnes of CO2 per year.“
The existing buildings will also be renovated in the new construction to improve their energy efficiency. In the coming years, all the premises at the emerging NETZSCH Campus will be brought up to the highest Kfw standard. In addition to the energy renovation, numerous new systems and machines with the lowest possible power consumption will be installed. Compensation will take place in areas devices. The procurement of new machines does not make sense at this point. For this purpose, 8,500 square metres of industrial fallow land have already been converted into ecologically valuable flower meadows.
Renewal of the NETZSCH fleet of vehicles
Parallel to the new building, the company's vehicle fleet is also being renewed. Two electric cars are already available to the employees. These can be operated with electricity generated from the company's photovoltaic systems. In addition, NETZSCH has been using green electricity generated from renewable energy sources for some time. "By switching to green electricity, we save 3,619 tonnes of CO2 per year", explains Johann Vetter, head of integrated quality management.
NETZSCH has already done a lot in terms of environmental protection and sustainability in recent years, and the goals for the future are clear. You as a customer will also benefit from this. As a global specialist in complex fluid management, we produce durable capital goods and support their sustainable approach thanks to a worldwide spare parts distribution and service.