Submitted by: Dr. Steinmair & Partner Beratende Ingenieure GmbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Catch the sun
Hapimag Austria decided to retrofit its sites (where feasible) with thermal solar energy. The sunny climate of the 1500-meter vacation resort Kanzelhöhe (Carinthia) enables reduction of the overall electricity costs by 10% in the first phase of construction (since 2004) for savings of more than 102,000 kWh annually. The simultaneous reduction in emissions by some 45 tons annually contributes to an improved climate. The investment of € 38,600 (after subsidies) compares to the average annual net income of € 10,800 and represents an ideal future-oriented compromise between innovative, alternative technology and economic constraints.