DIY test of thermal insulation of an alternative building material

Construction wood prices are rising dramatically spring 2021 and there are supply problems. But wood prices for other applications, such as this material, are falling slightly.

DIY test of thermal insulation of an alternative building material
Construction wood prices are rising dramatically spring 2021 and there are supply problems. But wood prices for other applications, such as this material, are falling slightly.

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If you plan for total mass production, you need to factor in the availability and price trends of all materials as demand increases, right from the start.

00:34 Maximum targets Germany 2040 and worldwide 2050
03:21 Development of timber prices
03:59 Only suitable as firewood or for the paper industry
04:32 Pellet Price Development
05:01 A 250 year old house
05:51 Thermal insulation from a 1/2 meter brick
07:31 A Viennese municipal building from the 60s
08:16 DIY measurement of thermal insulation experimental setup
10:00 DIY measurement of thermal insulation implementation experimental setup
11:12 Filling hot water as thermal inertia
13:20 Calculating surface temperature using Ubakus.com
15:25 Measurement of temperature decrease
16:11 Conventional wall construction
18:02 Wall construction with new building material
20:23 End

Music: Andy Mangele

GEMINI next Generation - energy + food + living comfort GEMINI next Generation - energy + food + living comfort
What can housing cost? Where can you build? How much Energy should a house produce? How much building material is needed? GEMINI n.G. is looking for completely new answers to these questions.


Prehistory of the GEMINI next Generation project
It started in autumn 1991 with the GEMINI habitable solar power plant, 2011 with the initiative Solar Building Land and 2018 with GEMINI 66 - we build our house ourselves.


Where can and should GEMINI next Generation be built? Where can and should GEMINI next Generation be built?
Using existing land better and building where conventional houses cannot or are not allowed is an important objective of the GEMINI next Generation project.


How much energy should a house generate?
As much as possible! Because we need to get out of oil, coal, biofuel, natural gas and uranium. Our houses should contribute as much as possible.


Project GEMINI next Generation 2019 Project GEMINI next Generation 2019
Security, Production hall near Bleiburg, Study Jordan, Flyer for lectures 2020, Cyclist vs commuter, Press release December,



Project GEMINI next Generation 2020 Project GEMINI next Generation 2020
ORF Salzburg, Lecture, No. thanks!, Food, Electricity Distribution 2.0, RE unleashed, From the factory,



Project GEMINI next Generation 2021
The heat pumps have arrived, Rethinking cities, LiFePo4 arrived, Rethinking energy transition, Summer/Winter, Energy Social Food transition, Ventilation system, ,





  Project GEMINI next Generation 2021


The heat pumps have arrived, Rethinking cities, LiFePo4 arrived, Rethinking energy transition, Summer/Winter, Energy Social Food transition, Ventilation system, ,

The heat pumps have arrived The heat pumps have arrived
On December 16, 2020 paid, on January 27 the ship arrived in the Slovenian port of Koper. On February 19, the 3 heat pumps could be picked up at a forwarding agency near Salzburg.


Rethinking cities Rethinking cities
The Green parliamentary group in the German Bundestag is hosting the online conference “Rethinking Cities” on March 19, 2021. We are participating in the virtual exhibition.


The LiFePo4 batteries have arrived The LiFePo4 batteries have arrived
Ordered in mid-December, arrived on March 19. Low costs for electricity storage are a decisive factor for a real energy transition.


Rethinking the energy transition: The price lie Rethinking the energy transition: The price lie
The demand for “more money for climate protection” is based on the price lie. But we need more motivation, credit and opportunity for a real effective energy transition.


Summer / winter balancing of solar power - seasonal storage Summer / winter balancing of solar power - seasonal storage
Different approaches to summer/winter balancing compared. Seven different locations, from Oslo to Cairo, are examined for seasonal balancing.


Energy change - Food change - Social change Energy change - Food change - Social change
Everyone is only talking about the energy transition for climate protection, but we also need a change in food production and in the social sphere. A solution for all 3 changes.


Ventilation system with heat and moisture recovery Ventilation system with heat and moisture recovery
On May 13, the last of the ordered units is ready for pickup at a forwarding company. The trip was nearly for nothing, because the device only barely fit through the tailgate.


Would Germany be possible with 100% solar electricity? Would Germany be possible with 100% solar electricity?
The expansion of wind energy is faltering. Is wind energy really indispensable for the energy transition or would it even work with exclusively 100% solar power?