EINSTEIN Software Tool 


EINSTEIN Software Tool

This tool-kit was developed by AEE Intec (non-university research institution in Gleisdorf, Austria) in cooperation with klima:aktive, funded by European Commission. EINSTEIN is a methodology for the implementation of a holistic integral approach to thermal energy auditing in industry and in large non-industrial users such as hospitals, office buildings or sports halls.   

The previous version of Einstein tool-kit is free and open source. 

EINSTEIN Software Tool
The EINSTEIN methodology is supported by an expert system software tool that guides the user through the whole auditing procedure from data acquisition, processing and synthesis to the design and quantitative (energy and economic) evaluation of alternative solutions.

In practice, EINSTEIN:

  • calculates the total thermal energy demand of complex heat and cooling energy consumers, and breaks it down into different components;
  • helps to estimate key data. Algorithms for the estimation of missing but relevant information help carry out a preliminary quick assessment based on very little data;
  • provides a database on process optimisation possibilities;
  • by means of pinch analysis and semi-automatic heat exchanger network design, assesses saving opportunities through heat recovery and process integration;
  • based on a reduced heat demand, shows the technical alternatives for the integration of energy efficient and renewable energy supply systems and evaluates them through a dynamic system simulation;
  • offers a comprehensive evaluation. The preliminary design of the most promising options also includes the evaluation of environmental impact and economic performance.

Within the EINSTEIN tool-kit in addition complementary tools can be found, such as an audit guide, questionnaires for data acquisition, a survey of existing auditing tools and manuals etc.

They offer also a 3-day introductory training course and a 2-day advanced training course. A pool of experts give the possibility for trainees to carry out a project work and obtain certification an EINSTEIN energy auditor.

Please find further information on the website: http://www.einstein-energy.net/index.php


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