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Laboratories, Jülich
Address Laborgebäude 06.20
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich, Germany
Year of construction 1956
Year of renovation 2003 - 2004
Total floor area 3330 m²
Typical classroom typical office/laboratory: 20m²

The laboratories of the research centre in Jülich show significant defects and are in need of retrofit. The defects and the old, partly broken air-conditioning system led to a high energy consumption and high energy costs. Special for laboratories are high internal loads because of a high amount of measuring instruments, a need of protection for the users because of harmful substances and a lot of technical equipments including air-conditioning systems.

Retrofit features:
  • Replacement of the existing insulation of the external walls.
  • New windows with low-E-coated glazings.
  • User-dependent air-streams of the ventilation systems.
  • Additional cooling with water.
  • Centralisation of the exhaust-air and installation of a heat exchanger.
  • Improvement of the efficiency of the fans and reduction of the high ventilation rate.

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    Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics