EnEff:Stadt and EnEff:Wärme - Research for Energy Efficiency
In addition to the energetic optimisation of individual buildings, the aim of raising energy efficiency depends crucially on a comprehensive approach to urban areas as well as to local and district heating networks . This potential can be improved significantly via intelligent use and networking of innovative technologies with research and pilot projects. “Efficient Energy Use” plays a crucial role. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) therefore promotes research on energy efficient cities (EnEff:Stadt) and energy efficient heating and cooling networks (EnEff:Wärme).
Wüstenrot is set to become energy-independent by 2020: scenarios for the development of renewable energies are being calculated based on a 3D urban model, strategies for economically utilising this potential are being developed and measures for increasing the energy efficiency of the existing building stock are being investigated.
The aim of the project is to intelligently combine urban infrastructures in the form of energy generators, loads and storage systems. It is intended to provide a stimulus for planning cities and urban districts and to give new impetus for developing the energy efficient city.
Climate change also requires that local communities take measures to ensure the sensible use of energy and its secure supply as a sensitive commodity. In Ismaning they are aiming to achieve holistic,
efficient energy planning.
The BMWi "Energy Research" Forum at the Berliner Energietage conference presented the latest research focal points and discussed the transformation of the German energy system.