Energy Efficiency Innovation Seminar at Valparaiso University
Sustainable Architecture/Green Building Technologies
To inspire the next generation of architects and engineers, the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc. is organizing the Energy Efficiency Innovation Seminars: Sustainable Architecture/ Green Building Technologies series at four Midwestern universities.
A select group of leading German companies from the field of architecture and green building technologies will present their latest innovative products and reference projects which incorporate energy efficient solutions. The seminar will also include a presentation by an Alumni of GACCoM’s Transatlantic Program-Young Technology Leaders (TAP-YTL). These young leaders from the field of Sustainable Architecture and Engineering will report on their experience of energy efficient technology and services during their TAP-YTL program in Germany and how it has influenced them and their work in the United States.
Date & Venue:
Thursday, October 25, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Harre Union - Alumni Room 269
Presenting German Companies
Ebert & Baumann Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Ebert & Baumann Consulting Engineers is a leader in sustainable and energy efficient building solutions for the US and international market. Their services cover the entire life cycle of buildings: energy audits and feasibility studies, energy modeling, MEP design, commissioning, and monitoring of the performance and of buildings and systems.
Max Weishaupt GmbH
Weishaupt, headquartered in Schwendi, Germany, has been manufacturing combustion products for more than 75 years with more than 5 million burner installations in more than 61 countries. Throughout history, Weishaupt has made a commitment to be in close proximity to their business partners and customers to be able to provide the best product support possible. For that reason, Weishaupt established a U.S. Subsidiary in Elgin, IL in 2009. Weishaupt America Inc. has been involved in numerous new boiler installations and burner retrofit projects which have resulted in annual energy savings of 8-18% and average paybacks of 3 years. Some of Weishaupt’s local customers include: Abbott Laboratories, Baxter, Schreiber Foods, Leprino Foods, Heinz Foods, Nestle, Northwestern University, Hinsdale Hospital, and the Fine Arts Building Chicago.
Weishaupt’s product portfolio consists of burners with firing rates of 43,000 – 80,000,000 BTU/hr. The burners are capable of firing a variety of fuels such as natural gas, LP, #2-6 fuel oil, digester gas and other liquid or gaseous fuels. Weishaupt burners have unique features such as high temperature stainless steel machine spun burner heads, self-adjusting sliding diffuser sleeves which enable a correct pressure drop and proper air/fuel mixing during the burners’ full operating range, and customizable features for specific applications to ensure proper flame geometries.