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28. Jan 2015 - New “Energy-efficient city” funding concept published

The EnEff:Stadt funding concept has been updated as part of the new funding announcementpublished by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on 8 December 2014, which is entitled “Research funding in the 6th Energy Research Programme”. The German government’s 6th Energy Research Programme continues to provide the framework for energy research in Germany. The latest version of the funding concept is based on it.

05. Jan 2015 - New funding announcement from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy: Networking energy research topics and projects

In order to interlink energy research projects even more, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has now published a new funding announcement based on the 6th Energy Research Programme. This is aimed at further dovetailing energy efficiency with renewable energies. It is planned to hold an ideas competition in which interdisciplinary projects shall contribute to greater efficiency. The same applies to the increasingly systemic interaction between buildings, urban districts and the energy infrastructure. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is responding to this development with its “Energy in buildings and districts” research network. Two of the most important tasks include accelerating the transfer of results and developing funding strategies. The joint “Solar construction – Energy-efficient city” research initiative shall be prepared as a first step.

05. Mar 2014 - Energy-efficient Ludwigsburg

At the EnEff:Stadt Conference, which was held in Berlin in January 2014, the City of Ludwigsburg presented its long-standing experience and activities, which today are systematically aimed at achieving energy efficiency and climate protection. Particularly with the founding of the Sustainable Urban Development department, the municipality has created a key organisational basis for implementing its urban development concept. The department steers and processes the diverse projects, and integrates them with all administrative activities. Since 2005, continued public participation has ensured its acceptance.

TeilnehmerInnen des Pocacito-Kick-Off-Meetings

10. Feb 2014 - New EU project “Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow”

Eleven European institutes are drawing up long-term perspectives and new administrative approaches for cities – a roadmap for the transition to a sustainable, post-fossil economic model. The POCACITO project is to run until 2016.

22. Jan 2014 - EnEff:Stadt Conference 2014: Research as a laboratory for the energy revolution at a municipal level

The second EnEff:Stadt Conference took place in Berlin in the conference centre of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on 14 and 15 January 2014. Besides the latest project experience, it offered the 200 participants interdisciplinary analyses and new findings on key topics and questions of the research initiative for the first time, in addition to recent project experience. The conference is aimed equally at researchers and decision-makers from local authorities and utilities and at architects, urban planners and energy/climate protection officers in the cities and communities. In addition to the keynote presentations, there were two guided tours of the poster exhibition, with the project managers from the current pilot projects on hand to answer questions from the delegates. The afternoon of the first day was dedicated to the EnEff:Stadt projects in Berlin-Adlershof. A guided bus tour was followed by an evening event there, with technical and cultural elements – sponsored by the Senate of Berlin, WISTA Management and BTB. The message of the EnEff:Stadt conference is that, with its varied experience and findings from demonstration projects, technology developments and testing of new planning processes and instruments, “Research for energy-efficient cities” can inspire local authorities to start their own projects. With its complex challenges, scientific expertise and interdisciplinarity, EnEff:Stadt epitomises innovation in practical testing with simultaneous networking of all stakeholders – energy revolution at a municipal level but on a laboratory scale. However, this also means that only widespread application of research-based knowledge in cities and communities guarantees multiplication of innovations – from the prototype to the masses.

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