Thermotechnology

www.effizienzhaus-online.de Unique, neutral online portal for energy efficiency upgrades Bosch Thermotechnology presents cross-disciplinary Internet platform

  • Online planning of home improvements from the heating system to the roof
  • Free individual online advice with concrete results
  • Establishment of contacts between building owners and certified experts from all trades as well as architects and energy consultants
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  • March 20, 2013
  • Thermotechnology
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With its new Internet platform www.effizienzhaus-online.de, Bosch Thermotechnology launches a unique portal for building owners looking to modernise their one or two-family home. At its heart is the first cross-disciplinary building configurator powered by a vendor-neutral calculation engine developed by the Fraunhofer Institute. This allows owners to plan home improvement projects from the heating system to the roof. The new portal pools all information on energy efficiency upgrades and offers straightforward advice to help end users find the right energy-efficient solution because home improvements are usually also made to cut energy costs. In addition, users benefit from useful functions such as a subsidy and loan calculator as well as a forum for the exchange of information with other building owners modernising or renovating their home. In a project diary, users can store all relevant data and comment on the progress of their home improvement project. If they wish, they can give other users access to this information.

Easy planning of energy efficiency upgrades
At www.effizienzhaus-online.de, users can create a profile of their home free of charge and without registration with just a few clicks. All they have to do is enter easily obtainable data such as the floor space, age and structure of the building. This is facilitated by the intuitive operation of the so-called building configurator, whose logic is based on the calculation engine of the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics. Once all data have been entered, the system calculates customised, optimised modernisation proposals. The building configurator takes all improvements into account that are necessary and make sense: modernisation of the roof, replacement of windows, insulation of external walls and intermediate ceilings, photovoltaic systems and heating technology. Users can examine the individual measures proposed and adapt them to their wishes. A platform listing all relevant energy-related businesses, architects and energy consultants helps find and contact the right partners. To prepare the first meeting, users can forward the configuration directly to the expert via the portal or post a concrete online request for quotation at www.effizienzhaus-online.de.

Costs and subsidies at a glance
A subsidy and loan calculator completes the range of services offered at www.effizienzhaus-online.de. It provides important information that facilitates the cost planning of home improvement projects. In case of complex projects, owners can receive both high-quality energy consulting and construction supervision services via the portal. This ensures high-quality implementation of the plans. After successful completion of the home improvement project, an energy performance certificate can, moreover, be ordered at www.effizienzhaus-online.de as proof of the energy efficiency upgrade. In addition, an energy check shows whether the targeted heating energy consumption corresponds to the actual consumption.

The new website:
www.effizienzhaus-online.de

Bosch Thermotechnology is a leading European manufacturer of energy-efficient heating products and hot water solutions. In fiscal 2015, the company generated sales of 3.3 billion euros (68 percent outside Germany) and employed approx. 13 400 people. Bosch Thermo­technology has strong international and regional brands and manufactures a diversified product range in Europe, America and Asia.

Further information is available online at www.bosch-thermotechnology.com.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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