Municipality of Binzen in Baden-Württemberg reduces energy consumption by 22%
Binzen in the district of Lörrach (Baden-Württemberg) – Our digital, self-learning radiator thermostats have now also been installed in the town hall of Binzen. Our heating control system ensures that rooms are only heated when they are actually in use, leading to sustainable energy and CO2 savings.
At the beginning of February, the radiator thermostats in the town hall of the municipality were replaced. Our digital radiator thermostats have integrated and patented presence detection, which detect when and how the individual rooms are used. If this is not the case, the temperature is automatically lowered. This saves energy without much effort. With the help of self-learning algorithms, the radiators are also controlled in advance so that the rooms are heated to the desired temperature in time before the beginning of the shift.
According to Mayor Andreas Schneucker, the total of 44 radiators on the entire town hall grounds can now be controlled centrally and digitally. The town hall is heated with gas. Up to now, the municipality has used around 227,000 kilowatt hours of gas per year for heating, which, according to Schneucker, has resulted in costs of 11,500 euros and 46 tons of CO2. It is assumed that 22 percent of the energy consumption can be saved through our intelligent individual room control. Taking into account the CO2 tax, which is to increase gradually, savings of 3,000 euros per year are expected, so that the sustainable investment will pay for itself within about 2.5 years for the municipality. In addition, an estimated 11 tons of CO2 would be saved annually, Schneucker said.
In addition, the vilisto online platform makes it easy to manage radiators remotely and provides interesting insights for municipal energy management. “Currently, the heating of administrative buildings and educational institutions is often inefficient. We are exploiting this savings potential with the new possibilities offered by digitization and are pleased to be making an effective contribution to local climate protection together with the municipality of Binzen,” says Hilko Pastoor, vilisto’s project manager for heat management.