Press release December 9th 2019
To the local mass media in Salzburg: Effective climate protection is only possible with an increase in the standard of living. Effective climate protection is only. Download PDF
Effective climate protection is only possible with an increase in the standard of living. Effective climate protection is only possible if the majority of the population can and want to afford it.
For most people, living in the countryside, a house with a garden of their own, has become an unaffordable dream; we want to turn it into affordable living and the best possible contribution by an individual to climate protection.
The Salzburg Building Code is probably one of the strictest in the world in terms of climate protection. Since 2016, the primary energy indicator has been the measure of things. This is a dimensionless number that includes all building materials for the construction of the house and for 30 years household electricity, hot water and room heating. It represents the cost of building and 30 years of living. This expenditure should be as small as possible. Over 48 there is no building permit, with 20 to 27 one receives 2,000 EUR more housing subsidy, with 20 to 13 3,000 EUR more, under 13 it is even 4,000 EUR more.
In the provisional energy certificate, GEMINI next Generation achieves the previously unimaginable value of -263.67. Expenditure for building and 30 years living less than zero? This is due to the fact that the primary energy indicator also includes the 18,575 kWh forecast annual electricity generation from 22 kW photovoltaics at the Unken - Niederland site.
This value in an area in which no architect has ever advanced before underlines the claim to create a completely new class of houses: the climate protection superiority house.
If Austria expands photovoltaics to the extent required by the Paris Agreement, it will not be possible without a great deal of additional electricity storage. As the endless story about the 380 kV line to enable the further expansion of Kaprun shows: This will probably not be possible with any more pumped storage power plants.
We believe that decentralised electricity storage facilities are the cheapest solution for everyone. Therefore, the basic version already has 40 kWh lithium iron phosphate batteries, which can be expanded up to 160 kWh. This enables not only a needs-based grid feed-in, but also that you can charge your electric car at night with your own solar power.
It can be assumed that all homeowners will soon buy electric cars, because they can't bear to sell electricity for 5 cents/kWh and pay 1.20 EUR per litre of diesel at the petrol station. On average, an electric car needs 16 kWh/100 km, with the sales revenues of 16 kWh you can only buy 2/3 liters of diesel.
Since 21 August 2019, Unken has been the favourite for the first model settlement. On December 4th, the local council gave the mayor a mandate to negotiate the use of the property with us.
Situated at the end of a dead end road, the turning hammer, 10 parking spaces and 80 m² of snow storage area were a problem to accommodate 5 houses. The problem turned into the idea of simply providing sidewalks and turning hammers with floor heating. For the requirements of snow melting, our heating system can generate 10 kWh of heat from 1 kWh of electricity.
Life should become more comfortable. So we say shovel snow no thank you, sprinkle de-icing agent, no thank you! A long dry period threatens the carefully maintained garden? 30 m³ rainwater storage can help! This is also used as a "thermal anchor" at the same time, as up to 500 kWh of heat can be stored. The air heat pump works only on the warmest hours of the day, cold waves are skipped.
For Unken only the 64 m² living area version is planned, the 98 m² XL version will only be used in later projects. The basic version will be available from 90.000 EUR for pickup customers. Pickup customers assemble their house in a hall belonging to the Neromylos company and transport it to the building site in 6 segments. B+E driving licence is enough to pull 3.5 tons of trailers.
We are still looking for interested customers for our first sample project. Furthermore, people who want to invest time or money to acquire shares in a planned company foundation. In 2020 the first model settlement, starting in 2022 more and more branches worldwide.