inewa considers innovation an essential element of its strategy and it promotes solutions aimed at reducing the environmental impact, contributing to the sustainable development of the whole society.
With INNOEnergie - a project financed by the EAFRD in collaboration with the Leadpartner Bauernbund, Landwirtschaftskammer Steiermark, the research center Eurac Research, the Südtiroler Energiverband SEV - inewa is committed to analyzing and documenting energy consumption in the agricultural sector in South Tyrol and help planning for efficient use of energy in this sector.
In collaboration with Eurac, inewa has started a research project involving heating systems. Particular attention was placed on "intelligent" logic control. A measure to be implemented in dual-source heat pump systems. This study can achieve greater efficiency than conventional heating systems and obtain savings on investment costs for the end-user.
IHNES is the acronym for Interregional Hospital Network for Energy sustainability. This concept was born from the idea of promoting energy efficiency in the healthcare sector. Based on uniform energy parameters, from which technical and operational processes of the buildings are compared and specific measures are derived. Often the energy supply rules, regulations, and facility issues are similar, making energy efficiency measures easily transferable and inewa a reliable partner for their implementation.
The project aims to develop on a regional scale, an innovative circular economy model for wastewater purification in South Tyrol. The wastewater treatment plants have a huge potential for the production of renewable energy from biomethane, providing a concrete contribution to the Climate Plan Energy South Tyrol 2050, as well as facilitating the evolution of water services towards ever greater sustainability.
The project aims to develop and test an innovative smart lighting system for public lighting, that is to say, a system for the efficient management of lighting in which the location of individual street lamps is based on the real needs of pedestrians and vehicles of various kinds. The term "smart lighting" refers to the set of sensors, communication systems, and software for data collection and processing. These innovative elements will allow us to interpret the operating conditions of the various street lamps.