Self-Sufficient Utility Systems

AMSEL – self-sufficient micro-settlement for an energy-conscious lifestyle

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Supplying tiny houses with electricity, heat and water is challenging, especially in remote areas. Their compact shape reduces options for installing solar equipment and storage units for regenerative utilities supply. Within the scope of the AMSEL project, a small settlement in Mittweida consisting of a tiny house, a co-working space developed within the partnering TELEWERK project, and an existing building is operated as an independent experimental platform.


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Self-sufficient living on water

The project deals with functional components for buildings and larger settlements with a lergely autonomous supply of electricity, heat and water. Existing technologies are modified and improved so that they can be integrated into the wall structure of buildings. This way, the living space is not encroached upon too much and synergies in terms of building physics are created.