Project Development based on Systems Thinking

From my own, often painful practical experience in countless projects in the areas of mobility, energy supply and sustainability, I have learned that the complex problems we face today in all industries can by no means be solved by technical solutions alone. The multidisciplinary tasks involved can only be solved with holistic, systemic methods and their consistent practical application.


I have therefore decided

to only participate in projects or accept assignments where my clients understand this and are willing to walk this path. Depending on the assignment, I call in experts up to artists, with whom I have been working for many years, and so we ourselves are a transdisciplinary system of experts, characterized by decades of experience, appreciation and trust.


Our way of working can best be described by taking a look on our role models: 

Donella Meadows
‌Russell Ackoff
‌Peter M. Senge

Due to demand, our current focus is on systemic process development in the field of energy autonomy and the associated circular economy.

Case Study

Problem: Highly specialized and sophisticated software tools available on the market do not consider the whole system with all its interconnections. Since the tools pretend an accuracy that does not exist, they actually complicate the problem.

‌A simple example is the integration of e-mobility into the home or business energy system. What works perfectly in theory quickly reaches its limits in practice: Countless home automation devices have to communicate with each other and with the e-car. If a PV system with or without battery storage and a heat pump are added, it becomes even more problematic. Although the devices communicate with each other, optimized and thus resource-saving operation of the overall system is currently still the exception, despite defined interfaces and standards. There is also the problem of energy systems, which are often completely oversized out of ignorance and fear. E-cars are bought with battery sizes that are never needed in practice, combined with oversized PV systems and heat pumps. This is not only questionable from an economic perspective, but also a disaster from the point of view of resource efficiency. 

‌We are currently working on the project "Development of a demand-based, flexible, dynamic process for holistic planning/conversion of the energy system of buildings" and its pilot implementation and testing. 

Imprint / Contact

 

  



Dipl.-Ing. Lorenz Koell

Address

Kärntner Straße 30, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria