• Comprehensive laboratory infrastructure in the areas of building, energy and environmental technology. The core is formed by two test halls with a total of approx. 800 m2 of usable space, a chemical laboratory (wet workstations, measurement technology for water analysis and equipment for water softening and softening), a laboratory in the field of electrical engineering, measurement and control technology and a laboratory in the field of pelletisation. In addition, necessary ancillary facilities such as a test workshop and supply and disposal facilities are available.
  • Examples of teaching and test facilities are a heat pump test stand (hardware-in-the-loop test stand), a hydraulics training stand in the area of plant hydraulics, a full air conditioning system set up in the test hall, three air conditioning cabins, an acoustic cabin, a laser measurement cabin with laser-optical measurement system for non-contact recording of temperature and concentration fields (3D PIV and PLIF), a test stand for biomass boilers of a larger performance class, and photovoltaic and solar thermal test facilities.
  • In addition, extensive stationary and mobile measurement technology is available, such as thermographic cameras, comfort measurement technology, pressure cells, conventional temperature sensors, sorption isotherm measurement equipment, measurement equipment for gas analysis (FID analyser, gas chromatograph, cascade impactor...), globe thermometers, humidity sensors, velocity sensors, calorimeters and photometers. A dedicated computer cluster is available for the Computational Fluid Dynamics focus. A spectro-radiometer enables experimental investigations of the thermal radiation properties of different surface materials and gases.
  • Energetikum: two-storey test building as a full-scale test facility with the possibility of further developing sustainable energy supply systems and storage technologies for buildings, taking into account real use.
  • Lowergetikum: low high-tech, but without sacrificing comfort and with high ecological standards. The "low-tech" construction method makes buildings less dependent on technology and provides comfort by using natural resources such as wind and sun. These are precisely the approaches that will be explored in the building that opens in 2022.
  • Over the next five years, the new Josef Ressel Centre "LiSA" will provide essential insights into how the supply of thermal energy can be made (more) sustainable from a technical, ecological, social and economic point of view. Computer simulations and complex modelling will be used as a priority.