Mechanical Design Laboratory, Democritus University of Thrace

Ergastirio Michanologikou Schediasmou, Dimokritio Panepistimio Thrakis [Εργαστήριο Μηχανολογικού Σχεδιασμού, Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης]

Democritus University of Thrace (D.U.Th.) was founded on July 27th 1973 and started to operate in the academic year 1974-1975 with the admission of its first students to the Department of Civil Engineering in Xanthi and the Department of Law in Komotini. It was named ‘Democritus’ in honor of the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus, whose origin was from the town of Abdera in the Prefecture of Xanthi. The administrative seat of the University resides in the city of Komotini, the capital city of the Administrative Region of East Macedonia & Thrace while administrative services are also provided in all four cities where the university expands. The University is listed among the biggest Greek Universities in terms of the number of its active student population. Geographically dispersed throughout Thrace, with 8 Schools, 20 Departments and a wide variety of Postgraduate Programs, with a student population that reaches approximately 29,000 (undergraduate, graduate students and candidate PhD students) and with a research and teaching staff that exceeds 700 people, the university still is the only academic institution in the Administrative Region of East Macedonia & Thrace. The outline of the course curricula on offer covers the majority of modern scientific subjects starting from the School of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences in Orestiada, the Schools of Health Sciences and Education Studies in Alexandroupolis, the Schools of Law, Classical and Humanity Studies, Social, Political and Economic Studies and the School of Physical Education and Sports in Komotini to the Engineering School in Xanthi.

Mechanical Design Laboratory (MeDiLab): The globalized research, the minimization of cost/produced unit and the maximization of quality constitute obviously in the creation of new products and services in the frames of competition and growth of industry the last but also the next decade. This tendency cannot leave anyone untouched, especially an Engineer of Production and Management. Translating and materializing the above conclusion, in the frames of education of Engineer of Production and Management, MeDiLab© offers a line of undergraduate courses, capable of preparing the engineer for the future developments , studying the needs of today, taught from the last experience. Analytic presentation of courses that the Laboratory offers exists in the field Courses. In parallel, MeDiLab©, pursuing to develop a remarkable and fertile researching cooperation with a width of businesses which act at completely different productive sections, offers services to sections of design, study, constructional as well as diagnostic interest. Its highly educated personnel, modern equipment and the collaborations that have been developed up to now, can guarantee an effective and fertile collaboration. Analytic presentation of services that the laboratory offers exists in the field Services.

Main role in the project:

DUTh’s role is that of a demo-site owner. Kimmeria’s demo site focuses on one building of the students’ residence at Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH) campus. DUTH serves society through high quality teaching and scientific research, developing skills of more than 29,000 students overall. As part of its operation, it owns several buildings to offer free accommodation to students every year. As owner of these buildings, DUTH is promoting their renovation including energy upgrade of the envelope and electromechanical equipment in collaboration with the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation, responsible for the operation of students’ residences in University campuses across Greece. The renovation interventions at ‘Building C2’ will address both the active and passive components of the building thanks to the integration of RP#1 (multi-source HP), as well as envelope solutions based on RP#2 (ADBE) and RP#3 (SmartWall) in different façades of the building.