The EINSTEIN project ('Expert system for an Intelligent Supply of Thermal Energy in Industry and other large scale applications') is a project funded by the European Commission under its IEE (Intelligent Energy Europe) programme, which aims at supporting the use and dissemination of sustainable solutions. It also supports Europe-wide exchange of related knowledge and know-how.
A first phase of the project (EINSTEIN I – www.iee-einstein.org) was carried out from 2007 and 2009. Its main result was the development of a methodology for low-cost and efficient audits focused on optimizing the thermal energy demand and supply in industry. As this initiative was a great success, the project was granted a second phase (EINSTEIN II – www.einstein-energy.net).
EINSTEIN II aims at a wider implementation of integral energy-efficient solutions for thermal energy supply in industrial companies with a high fraction of heat demand and for non-industrial users of similar demand profiles such as hospitals, commercial buildings, district heating and cooling networks, etc. One of the modules within EINSTEIN II is dedicated to the contribution to standardization. In this framework, one of the intended outputs is a CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement describing 'Good Practice for an Integrated Approach on Thermal Energy Audits'.
CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement
This Workshop will lay out an integrated approach on thermal energy audits, based on the EINSTEIN methodology, guiding the user through the whole auditing procedure, from preparation of visit and data acquisition, to data processing, to the evaluation of alternative solutions and reporting. The EINSTEIN approach for thermal energy audits, which will be referred to, is described in detail in the document 'Guide for EINSTEIN Thermal Energy Audits' and complementary documents, available for download at http://www.einstein-energy.net/tool-kit. The methodology is implemented in the EINSTEIN software tool, also available from the above mentioned website.
CEN-CENELEC Workshop Status
The kick-off meeting of the workshop took place in the CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre (CCMC), Brussels, on 28 September 2012.
During the kick-off meeting, the Workshop took the following actions:
Anybody interested in contributing to the Workshop can still join its members by sending an email to the Secretariat, whose contact details are given below.
Dr Hans Schweiger
Ingeniería Termo-energética y Energías Renovables
Thermische Energietechnik und erneuerbare Energien
Thermo-energetical Engineering and Renewable Energies
Gerichtstr. 12-13, Aufg.2
13347 Berlin (Germany)
Tel.: +49 30 4606 44-00
Fax: +49 30 4606 44-88
Dr Jürgen René Fluch
AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies
Tel.: +43 676 91 071 50
DIN – German Standards Institute
Ms Siglinde Kaiser
Tel.: +49 30 2601 20-47
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre
Mr Alexandre della Faille de Leverghem
Sustainability & Services
Avenue Marnix, 17
Tel.: +32 2 550 0931
Fax: +32 2 550 0819