Viessmann heating, cooling and ventilation products have been selected by PERI GmbH, one of the world’s leading suppliers of formwork and scaffolding systems, as well as civil engineering solutions, for Germany’s first 3D-printed house. Located in the North Rhine-Westphalian town of Beckum, the two-storey, 160 m2 single-family home is currently under construction.
The 3D printing process has already been applied to the walls of the house. A nozzle applies special concrete in layers. The print head moves over three axes on a fixed frame and is controlled by just two people. It takes just five minutes to print one square meter of a double-shelled wall. This innovative technology saves more than time compared to conventional construction methods; it also significantly reduces resources and allows for greater freedom in building design.
When completed, the first home will be heated and cooled by a high-efficiency Vitocal 200-S air/water heat pump and ventilated by the Vitovent 300-W ventilation system. The temperature will be perfectly regulated all year round. The heat pump is highly efficient with a COP (coefficient of performance) of up to 5.0 (EN 14511 at A7/W35°C) and has an energy efficiency rating of A++.The new Vitoset heat pump-hybrid cylinder WPU 300/100L will be installed as a heating buffer and DHW cylinder. The hybrid cylinder solution saves a lot of space since it consists of one 300-litre enamel DHW cylinder and a 100-litre buffer cylinder. The cylinder is delivered in one piece and is completely insulated.
Fresh, clean, and especially germ-free ambient air is more important than ever in times of Covid-19, and so the Vitovent 300-W central home ventilation system will also be installed in Germany’s first 3D-printed house. This quiet ventilation system is particularly quiet and compact and recovers up to 92 per cent of the heat from extracted air during the cold weather, saving heating costs. In combination with the Vitocal 200-S heat pump, the ventilation can be conveniently controlled using the free ViCare app on a smartphone.
PERI GmbH expects 3D printing to gain in importance in the next few years, and additional residential projects are already in preparation.
With a turnover of EUR 1,685 million in 2019, PERI is one of the largest global manufacturers and suppliers of shuttering and scaffolding systems. With more than 9,500 employees, over 60 subsidiaries and more than 160 warehouses, the family business with its headquarters in Weißenhorn, Germany serves its customers with innovative system equipment and comprehensive services for shuttering and scaffolding technology.
Viessmann is a leading international manufacturer of domestic and commercial heating and cooling systems, with UK headquarters in Telford, Shropshire. The German family-owned business was founded in 1917 and employs over 12,300 members. Co-CEO Maximilian Viessmann represents the fourth generation of the Viessmann family. The company’s vision is to create living spaces for future generations.
Image – Germany’s first 3D-printed house, located in the North Rhine-Westphalian town of Beckum, will be heated, cooled and ventilated by Viessmann products.
Image – When completed, Germany’s first 3D printed home will be heated and cooled by a high-efficiency Vitocal 200-S air/water heat pump.