Cycling to the EWS climate protection lighthouse project in Parndorf

Recently, the EWS Competence Centre for Wind Energy & Agri-Photovoltaics in Parndorf has been chosen as a passathon lighthouse and is now part of the RACE FOR FUTURE in the Neusiedlersee region in Burgenland.

With the passathon - RACE FOR FUTURE, climate protection measures in the building sector such as plus-energy buildings, passive houses and klimaaktiv-Gold buildings are brought before the curtain. "Discover climate protection in a new way" is the slogan.
The Austria Cycles app offers suggestions for routes that show the sporty way to the lighthouse projects by bike, scooter or inline skates.
Information about the respective lighthouse object is displayed directly on the mobile phone as you cycle past.

High environmental and innovation criteria as the measure of all things in all areas.

The good railway and cycle path connections were decisive for the choice of location for the new EWS office building. "That was probably also the reason why the "passathon" approached us," says Verena Bernardi from EWS.
Verena Bernardi planned the office building and managed its implementation: "An environmentally friendly construction method not only has absolute priority in our renewable energy projects, it was also considered a measure in the planning and construction of the EWS Competence Centre for Wind Energy and Agri-Photovoltaics. By using ecologically safe building materials, we have not only made ourselves climate-friendly, but also created a pleasant working environment for our employees that meets the requirements of state-of-the-art technology."

Here are a few more facts about the office building, which was constructed in 2022:

The building was erected by Burgenland construction companies in an energy-efficient and low-energy construction method. The entire energy supply for heating, air conditioning, the vehicle fleet and office operations comes 100% from renewable energy from wind and sun. The building is equipped with a PV system which, among other things, has 13 e-charging points including load management and thus feeds the green EWS fleet with fuel from the sun. A built-in energy storage systemThe built-in battery in the house stores the self-generated energy and avoids the high self-consumption of the self-generated energy so that the building can continue to be partially supplied even after sunset and load peaks can be balanced out for the grid operator. The façade is greened by a climbing construction and at the same time shades the resulting open spaces/courtyards. All car parking spaces and the driveway would not be sealed, but paved with permeable material; all other areas would be planted with greenery and fruit trees.