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New approaches to analysis and planning

In implementing operative efficiency measures, the actors concerned depend on data processed by reliable analytic and planning tools. The required information technology is available. EnEff:Stadt and EnEff:Wärme promote the development of planning aids facilitating, for example, the manageable preparation of municipal energy concepts as well as new concepts of heat distribution, models for energy and CO2 balancing as well as software for energetic housing structure analysis. In this context, research also contributes towards improved cooperation between architects, planners, municipalities and energy supply companies while promoting the implementation of integral planning.


Note: This page will present the first results and descriptions of relevant research and development.

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EE+HYG@TWI: New test rig for drinking water installations
EnEff:Wärme - Forschung für energieeffiziente Wärme- und Kältenetze

Energy efficiency and hygiene in drinking water installations

The aim of the project is to holistically and systemically investigate domestic hot water installations for future LOW TEMPERATURE heat supply concepts. In addition, it is intended to identify approaches for utilising significant energy savings potential and integrating renewable energies.

EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

EnEff:Campus: Optimisation of energy-based systems in campus-like real estate – RWTH Aachen and Research Centre Jülich

In this project a simulation process is being developed that provides a time-resolved and detailed depiction of the heat supply thermodynamics for both RWTH Aachen University’s Melaten campus and the campus at the Research Centre Jülich. The aim is to considerably reduce the primary energy requirement of the buildings.

HYPV: Ausschnitt der HYPV-Darstellung
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Integrated planning and optimisation of municipal electricity and heating networks

The aim of the research project is to develop planning and optimisation methods for the design of hybrid municipal energy generation and distribution structures. This will enable the new requirements arising from a changed electricity market and the decreasing heating demand to be taken into account when planning networks.

EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

SimStadt - energy simulation of urban districts

SimStadt is the name of a new urban simulation environment that offers a multitude of energy analysis and scenario comparison options. It can be used to plan efficient energy strategies for urban districts, entire cities, and even regions.

EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Energy Toolkit – Integrated monitoring of infrastructure networks

The goal of the project is to develop a method for integrated simulation, operational management and monitoring of buildings and local infrastructure networks (electricity, heat, gas).