Internationale Forschungskooperation mit der Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo (Mexiko)
The common research project of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) and the Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo/Mexico is funded by the German Research Ministry.
Energy efficient climatization of buildings (ProClima)
The energy efficiency of the climatization depends on a lot of influence factors. The developed assessment methodology for energy savings will help to select the most efficient technologies to reduce the energy demand. The experiences of CUAS in the field of energy saving (e.g. in hotel facilities) are used to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings in Sonora/Mexico.
Energy efficiency includes both passive methods to improve the structure of the buildings to reduce the heat transfer as well as active control systems to optimize the room climatization. In the last ProClima project such a system was developed and tested in the university facilities in UNISON. This project will search for potentials to extend the application of the control system to a larger number of buildings.