The energy consumption of city buildings has slightly decreased in 2021 compared to 2020.
That emerges from the latest energy report.
The biggest minus is the gym at the former wave pool.
Other buildings such as the town hall and the fire station, on the other hand, required more energy.
21 buildings had been examined.
Penzberg – Since 2021, the Penzberg City Council has had an annual energy report for the municipal buildings.
It lists the electricity and heat consumption that occurred two years previously.
The report is a demand from the climate protection package that the city council passed in 2019.
The need for rehabilitation should be derived from this.
For the latest version, 21 city buildings were examined, including day care centers, schools, museum and city hall.
Overall, energy consumption fell by 4.7 percent
Karl Schwarzbeck from the environmental and climate protection department brought some positive news with him this year.
Overall, energy consumption in 2021 fell by 4.7 percent compared to 2020.
This was achieved by reducing heat consumption, which alone accounts for 90 percent of the energy.
The city recorded a slight increase in electricity consumption.
Converted to CO2 emissions, this resulted in a decrease of 3.5 percent.
The municipal gym is the leader when it comes to saving energy
According to the report, the front runner when it came to saving energy was the municipal gym at the former wave pool.
It recorded a minus of 23 percent for heat and 32 percent for electricity consumption.
According to Schwarzbeck, this was achieved through energy saving measures and the initiative of hall manager Oliver Mertens, who received a lot of praise for this at the meeting.
As reported, for example, the temperature was turned down when the hall was not in use.
A total of almost 105,000 kilowatt hours have been saved, it said.
Minus also at Stadthalle - effect due to Corona break
According to the report, consumption has also fallen in the Stadthalle (minus 17 percent heat), which was rarely used due to Corona, in the municipal apartments on Sigmundstrasse (minus 14 percent heat), some of which were not occupied, in the kindergarten at Schlossbichl ( minus 12 percent heat) and at the youth center (minus 14 percent electricity).
According to the energy report, heat consumption fell in 16 municipal buildings and electricity consumption in eight buildings.
On the other hand, heat consumption increased in five buildings and electricity consumption in 13 buildings.
Ascent at funeral parlor - there is still an old electric heater there
The increase in the fire station was very high: 28 percent for heat and 26 percent for electricity.
According to Schwarzbeck, a part was caused by the renovation of the sports hall on Josef-Boos-Platz: the construction container was connected to the hot water pipe of the fire station.
In addition, the rooms have been heated longer because the building has been looked after by two machinists since 2021.
There was also a double-digit increase in the funeral parlor at the cemetery: plus eleven percent for heat, plus 18 percent for electricity.
Schwarzbeck explained that it is heated with an electric heater from the 1970s.
Some control components are defective and can no longer be replaced.
In the meantime, all circuits have been shut down except for the main hall.
According to him, however, a minimum temperature of 16 degrees is necessary in order not to cause damage to the building.
At the meeting, Hardi Lenk (SPD) suggested checking a connection to the district heating network before investing in a new heating system there.
High increase in heat consumption: the Penzberg town hall, here is a picture from 2022.
© Ralf Ruder
The town hall recorded a high increase in heat consumption: an increase of 17 percent.
According to Schwarzbeck, this can be attributed to the fact that meeting rooms were rededicated as offices and the museum team was housed in the attic.
There was an increase of 33 percent in electricity at the municipal kindergarten on Daserweg, which he says has something to do with the current construction work.
The museum was able to reduce its heat consumption, but electricity consumption increased.
According to city master builder Justus Klement, the ventilation system there is to be improved and the roof to be energetically renovated.
The biggest energy consumer is still the Mayor Prandl School
This time the Mayor Prandl School played no role in the discussion.
It is still the lone leader when it comes to heat and electricity consumption, even though heat consumption fell by almost five percent.
There has been a study for the school center since 2021, ranging from a general renovation including a new construction of the school gymnasium for 47.8 million euros to a partial new school building for 60.7 million euros.
The greatest impact in reducing overall energy consumption, it said, could be made at school.