Submitted by: OÖ Ferngas AG
Implemented country: Austria
Title: New Company Building of the OÖ Ferngas AG
In 2006 the OÖ Ferngas AG (grid gas company) constructed a new service center in Haid near Linz. The facility is equipped with a solar air conditioning that combines heating, cooling and power needs. The aim was to realize a sustainable cooling concept with a high ratio of eco-friendly and renewable energy and the use of an efficient housing technology system for office buildings. This is achieved through solar cooling, vacuum tube sun panels, a cold absorption engine and a micro gas turbine. Therefore the service center is the first demonstration facility with this configuration and contributes to gaining know-how and optimization of future facilities.