At this year's ISH Energy, the German heating industry presented pioneering solutions for achieving the Paris climate protection goals. Uwe Glock, BDH President and spokesman for ISH-Energy: “The manufacturers have once again proven their innovative strength. In addition to highly efficient fuel cell technology, the BDH members showed heat pumps, hybrid systems, and other innovative system solutions.”
The digital networking of all energetically relevant components in the building via Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) opens up further efficiency potential and enables load management in the future energy system. “Heat and electricity grow together,” summarizes Glock.
ISH Energy, the world's foremost trade fair for energy efficiency and renewable energies in the heating market, ended on March 15th. Around 190,000 visitors from 161 countries came to the Frankfurt exhibition center to find out about innovations and trends in the heating market. For five days, around 2,500 exhibitors from 57 countries presented their new products in Frankfurt.
Once again, the ISH expanded its relevance through a significantly increased internationality: 66 percent of the exhibitors came from abroad. At the same time, the proportion of foreign visitors rose from 40 to 48 percent. "ISH Energy 2019 was even more progressive and modern thanks to the improved infrastructure and the inclusion of the new Hall 12," summarizes BDH Managing Director Andreas Lücke.
Technology and Energy Forum Presents The Digital Star
Load peaks in the network can be reduced by the partial self-sufficiency of the building"
The BDH organized for the eighth time on an area of 500 sq m the Technology and Energy Forum together with Messe Frankfurt and 14 other associations. Economics Minister Peter Altmaier was the patron. At the center of the forum was the "Digital Star", which showed the interaction and potential of networked producers and consumers in the building using real products. The individual components are controlled by an intelligent Home Energy Management System (HEMS).
In addition to heating technology, this includes producers such as photovoltaics or solar thermal energy and electrical and thermal storage. The concept also integrates an e-car with a charging station and other consumers such as white goods. BDH General Manager Andreas Lücke: “Digitally networked systems increase energy efficiency and provide advantages in terms of operation and convenience. Above all, however, they serve network stability through intelligent load management. Load peaks in the network can be reduced by the partial self-sufficiency of the building."
In addition to technical solutions, the Technology and Energy Forum again dealt with the status quo and the perspective of the energy mix. Green fuels and green gases, power-to-x solutions, the potential of hydrogen, and renewable energies such as wood were the subjects of numerous lectures and publications.
BDH With Extensive Information Offer
On the occasion of the ISH, the BDH updated and expanded its range of information. Among other things, the association provides information in a new brochure about the potential of fuel cell heating and current funding programs for modern heating technology. In addition, the BDH has revised its technical information sheets. HVAC specialists, planners, and architects can find useful information on all topics of the heating market in over seventy publications.
The specialist lectures that were held daily at the Technology and Energy Forum are now available online. Selected lectures, as well as the daily broadcast of the media partner SHK-TV, can also be viewed on the BDH YouTube channel.