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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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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.

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).

Stadt und Energie: Das Beispiel der Fächerstadt Karlsruhe
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Development of a semantic information model for energy efficient urban development

As part of the ISIS project, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are working with partners to develop an innovative information model as a planning tool for energy efficient urban development. The aim is to improve the information management.

Home screen for the District Energy Concept Adviser software (German version)
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

EnEff:Stadt District Energy Concept Adviser

Most decisions when developing urban districts are made during the early planning phase when it is still not possible to use any detailed planning tools. This is where the Energy Concept Adviser comes into play: the easy-to-use efficiency assessment determines the respective potential offered by different variations in the structural quality and supply strategy.