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More sustainable energy supply for the thermal spa

Sustainable well-being in the thermal spa - student project on more sustainable energy supply

27.1.2023 | DIT Public Relations

Students from the Industrial Engineering and Energy Systems Engineering study programmes from the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) worked on a project to develop concepts for a more sustainable energy supply for the thermal spa in Bad Griesbach. They have now presented the results to the spa management.

The spa triangle with its spas is an important economic factor for the region. Due to the current shortage of natural gas, the reduction of energy consumption and the use of alternative energy sources is becoming increasingly important for the neighbouring spas. As part of a student project, Prof. Dr. Matthias Huber looked for solutions together with the ECRI students. To this end, they carried out simulations of energy consumption and investigated the overall effect of the reduction in gas consumption necessary in the interests of sustainability. Combinations with renewable energies, such as electricity from photovoltaics, were also used. Based on the simulations and the testing of different variants, the students were able to come up with various ideas for reducing energy consumption.

The students presented the results of their project work to the spa management after a tour with a look behind the scenes of the feel-good spa Bad Griesbach. The concepts were discussed together and tested for feasibility.

Bild (DIT / ECRI): Managing Director of the thermal community Franz Altmannsperger (4th from left) explained the energy supply of the Wohlfühl-Therme Bad Griesbach to the students during the tour.