Saving energy at home – this interested about 40 people who came to the energy tour of the arbeitsgemeinschaft dorfschatze (village treasures working group).
According to the press release, the oldtimer bus of the weiglein family took them to three stops, each of which showed an example of the renovation of an older building or an innovative solution for energy-saving heating technology. First stop was abtswind. There, the renovated parental home (built in 1822) of klaus lenz could be visited. His son renovated the house in 2004 and optimized its energy efficiency.
The old stoves were replaced by a new heating system, and there is also a tiled stove (basic stove). Insulating windows were installed, the walls and ceilings were dammed from the inside. With a great deal of craftsmanship, holger lenz was able to carry out the major part of the work himself.
The approximately 220 square meters of living space are now heated with a consumption of five to six stars of wood from the company’s own forest plus 1000 to 1500 liters of heating oil. The sandstone facade was repaired and cleaned by auben. Today, the historic building in the village center has the residential quality of a new building.
Afterwards, the tour continued to wiesenbronn to the roth winery. Winegrower gerhard roth uses rainwater for toilet flushing and cooling. The subsequent cleaning of the water and tank cooling is done with well water. In the meantime, the wood chip plant, which supplies the hotel, winery, apartment house and a neighboring house with warmth, is also running. The wood chips are produced as waste during wood processing in the municipality’s own forest.
The seminar house on the trautberg between wiesenbronn and castell was the final destination. Energy consultant norbert durr has renovated the 1534 residential building to make it more energy-efficient and converted the barn into a seminar room using a "house-in-house" construction method. Both are supplied with a pellet heating system. Here, too, the participants were able to convince themselves of the effectiveness of renewable energies.
Presentations by norbert durr and stefan bruckner from the institute for energy technology with further information on possibilities and requirements concluded the first energy tour of the village treasures. According to the press release, the aim of the tour was to encourage private homeowners to address the issue of the energy transition.