“Stadt der Moderne” (City of Modernity) is the title that Saxony’s third largest city uses to describe itself. In terms of its energy concept, this rings true to us. In 2015, the municipality has received the European Energy Award in Gold. During our excursion today we got to meet some main actors contributing to this sucess: employees of the city administration as well as Dr. Schwenk of FASA AG. The company earns most of its money with noise cancelling infrastructure, but is also passionate about offering affordable buildings equipped with solarthermal heating.
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Mr. Braumann works on energy management for the city of Chemnitz. He has introduced us to a municipal, energy efficient kindergarten building which is heated by cloud computing servers.
After Mr. Zichner from Chemnitz’s environment office has introduced us to the energy-related activities of the city, Dr. Schenk of FASA AG outlines the solar-thermal building concept employed by the company.
We get to see refurbished houses dating back to 1904.
The lower part of the heat storage tank in the refurbished multi-family homes.
Not far away, a complete solarthermal district is being established.
We get to see various stages of construction an can ask tons of questions to the endlessly patient Dr. Schwenk.