The “Nahwärmeverbund 4.0” addresses the two most urgent problems of Austrian biomass heating plants in order to make these plants fit for the future - data management/digitization & implementation of technical R&DI measures.
RES-DHC stands for a wider introduction of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the District Heating and Cooling (DHC) sector. The RES-DHC project addresses the manifold market uptake challenges related to the transformation of DHC systems to higher shares of RES.
To increase the efficiency of urban energy systems with respect to environmental impact and cost large saving potentials have been demonstrated in recent decades through improved building envelopes and the use of renewable energy sources. In contrast, the investigation of energy supply systems of individual buildings interacting on the level of entire city districts is in the early stages of development.
As part of the IEA IETS Annex 19, national research activities on the subject of electrification of industry are collected, bundled and processed.The focus is on the different (technical) approaches and the necessary technical and legislative infrastructure.
A plus-energy ensemble is planned at the gastronomy and hotel project "Steirereck - Pogusch", through energetic and ecological optimisation measures of the existing building stock and new building parts.
ComRed seeks for a central criterion which tool and which paradigm is suitable for fully dynamic simulation of large-scale district heating and cooling systems and the models that approximates the behaviour of the original system to decrease the computational time.
The main objective of the task is to identify, verify and promote the role of SHIP systems (Solar Heat for Industrial Processes) as reliable part of the industrial energy supply system, both as single component or part of an integrated energy system. Technical and non-technical barriers will be tackled. The main contribution of the Austrian part of the project are  a dimensioning and integration guideline as well  a Guideline to Market for SHIP and integrated energy systems.
The Green BIM project merges the greening and Building Information Modeling (BIM) into friction-free planning, implementation and maintenance of building greenery, with the aim of achieving additions to the IFC standard (ISO 16739).
The systematic evaluation of the operating data of district heating plant holds an enormous, but hardly used potential for system optimization. In the DataDrivenLM project, a load and forecast modelling is created using a data-driven approach and cross-domain data sources.