Björnsen Consulting Engineers GmbH
Björnsen Consulting Engineers is an independent, owner-led family enterprise with over 280 employees at twelve locations in Germany and one office in Muscat, Oman. Björnsen Consulting Engineers provides comprehensive consultancy and planning services, beginning with the initial project idea and extending to post-completion support. Björnsen Consulting Engineers works in interdisciplinary project teams to develop the best possible solutions.
Björnsen Consulting Engineers, Leonberg branch focuses on technical consulting for municipalities and commercial organisations. It develops and implements innovative technology-based solutions to increase efficiency in the areas of supply and disposal systems, green façades, material flow management and sustainability assessment.
IZES gGmbH was founded in November 1999. The purpose of the company is to promote sci-ence and research as well as environmental protection, in particular through application-oriented research and development in the field of sustainable energy and material flow systems. IZES gGmbH is divided into five working fields of Energy Markets, Infrastructure & Municipal Development, Material Flows, Technical Innovation and Environmental Psychology. The Infrastructure & Community Development (IKE) field, which is responsible for the project described here, deals with the areas of efficient supply and disposal as well as sustainable settlement development.
ifak - Institute for Automation und Communication e. V. - is an institute of applied research; it is also an affiliated institute of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. With almost 50 scientists from the fields of electrical engineering, control engineering, computer science and environmental engineering, it offers a unique combination of expertise from the fields required for this project. Two business areas of ifak e.V. are involved in the VertiKKA project: "Water and Energy" and "Measurement Technology and Power Electronics". The "Water and Energy" business unit is one of the world's most renowned institutes in the field of dynamic simulation of wastewater systems. The "Measurement Technology and Power Electronics" business unit has many years of expertise in the field of application-specific measurement and test systems, process measurement technology, data acquisition and signal analysis and processing.
Bauhaus University Weimar
The Bauhaus Institute for Sustainable Infrastruc-ture Systems at the Bauhaus University Weimar (b.is) focuses on the further development of urban material flow systems. b.is conducts research in the field of technical infrastructure for public services and has made various contributions to increasing the efficiency of technical infrastructure through numerous implementation-oriented projects. As an example, innovative technologies for increasing resource efficiency were developed in the INIS projects KREIS and TWIST++. These also include the first plant-based, façade-mounted grey water filters. Within VertiKKA, b.is. is responsible for wastewater and building physics tests as well as the accompanying laboratory tests by participating institutes. The building physics aspects are developed in cooperation with the Institute for Mathematics/Building Physics (IMP).