Final episode of the series „Start at Home" with Laura Dahlmeier

Third and for the time being last video with the two-time Olympic champion is online | Seven-time World Champion gets tips from luge legend Georg "Schorsch" Hackl for her sustainable house project

The picture shows the former top biathlete Laura Dahlmeier in front of a wintry backdrop.
In her short but brilliant career, the former top biathlete Laura Dahlmeier won Olympic gold twice, seven World Championship titles and thirty three World Cup races.

Allendorf (Eder) – In the third episode of the “Start at Home" series, the former top biathlete Laura Dahlmeier gets tips and inspiration from luge legend Georg "Schorsch" Hackl. This means she is now almost a pro when it comes to the sustainable and climate-friendly use of energy when building a house. Together, the two former top athletes set out on a ski tour on the Jenner, whose ski lift is also operated with forward-looking and regenerative energy technology.

The Jenner cable car

Innovative Viessmann technology is used at all three stations of the cable car - the bottom, middle and top stations. On the roof of the bottom station, a photovoltaic system with 250 modules provides green electricity. The system, which was commissioned in 2021, has an annual energy yield of approximately 82,000 kWh. In addition, a total of three Vitocal heat pumps at the mid and top stations ensure that the heat supply can be CO₂-neutral. This makes it clear that cable cars and lifts are also ideally suited to using renewable energies in the interests of sustainability.

Tips from the luge legend

Georg Hackl has chosen a sustainable, energy-saving heating solution for his own home: In the garden, ground collectors collect heat from the surrounding environment to bring the living space to a pleasant temperature via the heat pump. "When the sun shines outside now, I am happy that I can produce my own electricity," explains the former top athlete as he shows Laura his photovoltaic system on the roof. Part of the solar power generated with it is stored in an electricity storage unit to be used on less sunny days. This means Georg Hackl can turn up the heating at any time without generating CO₂. Laura is also impressed by the sophisticated technology in "Schorsch's" house.

Own house building project plans become more concrete

For Laura Dahlmeier, the visit to Jenner has been extremely informative. With the helpful tips from Schorsch Hackl, she learned even more about Viessmann's solutions and feels more confident and sure of her decision to incorporate renewable energy systems in her new home.

You can find the video here:

The first part of the series has already been published. It shows Laura talking to her mother and technicians about the upcoming house planning and, after inspecting the property, the first decisions are made. She emphasises how important it is to her to contribute to the preservation of nature, which she loves so much. The complete video can be found under the following link:

In the second part of the series, Laura Dahlmeier visits, among others, the chalet village Priesteregg to see environmentally friendly and highly innovative heating technology live on site. The complete video can be found under the following link:

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