Always giving his all
Patrick Grabner is a family man – and a kick-boxer. What’s important to him in both cases is always giving his all.
Patrick Grabner is on the road a lot. At least four times a week he pursues his passion: kick-boxing. For each training session he travels 90 kilometres back and forth from his home in Allerheiligen in Styria, Austria, to his kick-boxing studio. In the summer he cycles there straight after work. Patrick Grabner doesn’t find it strenuous or time-consuming, for him there’s nothing more enjoyable than his sports. “I train strictly according to plan, especially when I’m preparing for a competition. That’s the only way I can achieve the performance that I expect of myself,” he explains.
At the beginning of the year, he and his family redecorated the kitchen and living room of their cosy house. Although the 24-year-old heating system was still working fine, they had it replaced. The family chose a Vaillant ecoTEC exclusive. This condensing boiler with the Green iQ label is not only sustainable but also particularly efficient. Since Patrick Grabner is a top-performance sportsman, it suits him perfectly. “I have very high expectations of myself and everything around me. Of course, that also applies to the technology in our house. Although the house is not very big, measuring just 75 square metres, it was no problem to install the condensing boiler and a hot-water tank in the hallway. So the boiler is right by our living room – yet, it’s so quiet that we can hardly hear it.” When the kick-boxer is not travelling to sports events, he and his wife and five-year-old daughter Sophia go on holiday by the sea as often as possible. Here too, he is impressed by their Vaillant heating system. “The Vaillant technicians can monitor our heating system by remote access at all times and take action if anything is wrong,” Patrick Grabner explains. “I can no longer imagine doing without this feature or this service. It’s important to me to do my best, just like Vaillant did with Green iQ.”
Facts and figures
|Description, name of project||End-of-terrace house in Allerheiligen bei Wildon, Austria|
|Type of build||End-of-terrace house|
|Location||Allerheiligen bei Wildon, Austria|
|Completion||Year of construction: 1992|
|Key figures – area||75 m² living space, property 310 m²|
|Key figures – Energy concept details|
|Building owners||Tina and Patrick Grabner|
|Installation engineer||Fa. Leo Harkam, engineer; Im Morregrund 1; 8410 Wildon, Austria|