Energy Efficient Water Supply
Capacity building in water and energy efficieny
Loko shed residence
Ambitious energy and sanitary concept for a residential neighbourhood including offices and a cafe
Local heating network
Heat recovery for a biogas plant with peak load coverage through a wood chip boiler
Finlay Biogas Plant
Development of self-sufficient energy supply for a food producing company
A cost reducing solution for advanced sewage treatment in pond systems
Rehabilitation of Natura 2000 area
Improvement of the ecological passability, water retention and structural diversity of watercourses
Phragmilfiltre® constructed wetlands
Compact systems for mountainous sites
Integrated sanitation concepts
Integrated sewage treatment with dry toilets regarding ECOSAN standards
Consultancy services for the water utility EPS Grau on strategic, technical and financial questions.
Ecological Rehabilitation of a river basin
Design and implementation of measures concerning fortification, conversion und enhancement measures at the watercourse sections of the protected Natura 2000 area (EU Habitats Directive) Nonnenfließ/Schwärzetal, Barnim.
International cooperation of Polish and German specialists.
Project management, monitoring and accompanying public relations work.
Ecological deficits in the river basin of Nonnenfließ and Schwärze have been reduced substantially and the guidelines of the EU Water Framework Directive, Art. 1 and 4 and of the Habitats Directive are fulfilled.
In wide parts the regional landscape water resources in the state of Brandenburg are out of balance.
Due to its richness in flora and fauna the protected Natura 2000 area (EU Habitats Directive) Nonnenfließ/Schwärzetal is the most valuable water stream of the Barnim Nature Park and some parts are a reference water of the state of Brandenburg. Human activities do have negative impact in regards to decisive ecological parameters such as ecological passability, water retention, structural diversity and biodiversity.
All measures to improve the ecological functions had to be in accordance with high requirements of the protected nature and monuments (historic mills).
The use of artificial building materials such as concrete, but even geotextiles in natural water bodies was not allowed.
Implementation of various measures for the recuperation of ecological passability of the watercourses and retention areas in the region between Eberswalde/Zainhammer mill and the source area Nonnenfließ.
Development of a new design of river bottom slides with sandy water beds and fortification through wooden trunks regarding a gradient of 1:25. The suitability of the fish steps at the “Forsthaus Geschirr” concerning the target species European Bullhead (cottus gobio) could be demonstrated successfully. Further installations of bottom slides did restore a virtually complete ecological passability of the watercourses. In the source region focus was put on moorland protection measures to achieve improved water retention
To enhance public and general ecological awareness about regional landscape water resources the public relations work of the Barnim Nature Park in cooperation with Wald-Solar-Heim Eberswalde has been supported. This includes a circular trail titled “surface water renaturalization” with information boards and accompanying material.