Capatect: "Energiestar" award Cluster-News: July 2018
The project "School Refurbishment: Hemp goes to School" in the municipality of Pabneukirchen received the "Energiestar" award in the category "Energy Innovation at local Level". In addition to connecting the school to the local biomass-fuelled district heating network, installing a 30 kW PV system and renovating the building’s technologies and 148 windows, a focus was placed on the external thermal insulation. The 1,920 m² facade was equipped with 20 cm of hemp insulation panels by Capatect. Energy savings of over 60 % were achieved through the use of hemp-based insulating material as an alternative to conventional products - permitting savings of around 16,000 Euro/year in heating cost.