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PAUL Tech makes history

Neusser Bauverein and PAUL Tech are moving forward together

Neusser Bauverein is breaking new ground to increase the energy efficiency and degree of digitalization of its heating systems and is cooperating with the company Paul Tech AG.

For this purpose, the 245 heating systems are currently being equipped with new, intelligent valves and sensors. These record data and send it to a master computer, which then analyzes it with the tenants’ consumption patterns, weather data and the building’s orientation. The artificial intelligence (AI) then ensures that the heating and hot water systems always run in the optimum and highly efficient operating window. The tenant does not have to contribute to the costs of installing the new heating technology. “I am very pleased with Neusser Bauverein’s commitment. This is not only something that is being done to protect the climate, but above all, it will save 22,000 tenants money on their second rent, the heating costs,” says Heinrich Thiel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Artificial intelligence is used to permanently adjust the heating network to the actual requirements of the connected tenants.

“This permanent hydraulic balancing not only ensures optimum heat distribution in the building, but also significantly reduces energy requirements. At least 15 percent energy can be saved in this way. This also means a reduction of 860 tons of CO2 per year,” says Dirk Reimann, CEO of Neusser Bauverein.

The artificial intelligence processes the data and creates a dynamic building and usage profile. It recognizes potential savings and regulates the valves. The AI learns independently, constantly optimizes and manages to process trillions of pieces of data. The new technology is already being used in 170 heating systems. “First the AI has to be trained. But energy is already being saved: 18 percent at Hoher Weg, for example. The AI even predicts potential savings of up to 30 percent,” says authorized signatory Niki Lüdtke, Head of Portfolio Management.

The installations will continue in the coming months. “So far, sensors have been installed in 70 percent of our heating systems. By September, every heating pipe that leads into the apartment will also be installed,” says Niki Lüdtke. A total of 4,300 apartments will be operated with the new technology in future.

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