Symposium on urban development and energy 2009
In its Integrated Energy and Climate Policy (IEKP), the German Federal Government introduced a series of legislative initiatives and measures for climate protection. These measures focus on the energy sector, i.e. through the Energy Saving Ordinance 2009, Renewable Energy Sources Act, Renewable Heat Act, Cogeneration, subsidy programme for low energy refurbishment of buildings and social infrastructure etc. Existing subsidy programmes were extended and the funding for some was boosted significantly. At the same time, research activities in the energy sector were intensified. One focal area of this was the "Energy-Efficient City" support initiative (German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology) and the ExWoSt "Low Energy Urban Renewal" research initiative (German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development), which will both be covered at the conference. Communities and the private sector face the task of coping with these changing conditions. In order to increase the use of renewable energy sources, areas must be rezoned or replanned. A majority of existing buildings urgently requires low energy refurbishment in the years to come. The responsibilities of communities for this range from urban land use planning to development of new climate protection / energy concepts and low energy optimisation of buildings.
The conference will deal with these topical subjects in presentations on new framework conditions, legal construction and planning matters, innovative climate protection concepts and energy-optimised building. From the context of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology EnEff:Stadt research initiative in the Bad Aibling park grounds, "A former military base on its way to a zero energy city" will be introduced.
Field trips will allow individual subjects to be viewed in-depth on-site.