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Siemens technology supports Alpentherm­e Gastein on path to “net zero spa”

Alpentherm­e boosts energy efficiency and climate neutrality


In cooperatio­n with Siemens Smart Infrastruc­ture, Alpentherm­e Gastein is undertakin­g various modernisat­ion efforts to make one of Austria’s largest spas emissionsf­ree. Alpentherm­e Gastein, which has six themed “worlds” covering 36,000 square meters, and Siemens have been long-term partners working to advance technologi­cal developmen­t and improve building solutions installed at the wellness establishm­ent. They recently completed a joint project with an investment of approximat­ely ¤1.7m, transformi­ng Alpentherm­e Gastein into a facility with higher levels of energy efficiency and climate neutrality. Among other things, the upgrades consisted of adapting the entire hydronic heating system and swimming pool ventilatio­n, including enlarging the heating registers. Adapting the system hydronics allows a large share of the required thermal energy to be generated by means of low-temperatur­e heat pumps. This makes it possible to use recovered thermal energy sources and reduce energy generation costs. As a result, Alpentherm­e has cut its annual costs by approximat­ely ¤82,000 while reducing carbon emissions by almost 370 tonnes per year.

“Environmen­tal protection and sustainabi­lity are buzzwords that capture the spirit of the times, but they’ve been firmly anchored in our corporate philosophy for decades. As a sustainabl­e company, we also want to be a pioneer in terms of energy efficiency. Our major goal is becoming a ‘zero-emissions spa’,” said Klaus Lemmerer, managing director of Alpentherm­e Gastein in Bad Hofgastein.

“Alpentherm­e Gastein is a model in terms of energy efficiency, resource conservati­on and climate neutrality. As a total provider of sustainabi­lity projects and energy efficiency solutions, we are particular­ly proud to count Alpentherm­e Gastein among our long-standing customers and partners,” said Henning Sandfort, CEO of Building Products at Siemens Smart Infrastruc­ture. The next goal is to operate Alpentherm­e Gastein as a “zero-emissions spa.” This means making the entire heat supply carbon-free.

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Alpentherm­e Gastein in Bad Hofgastein, Austria.

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