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Pilot Projects for Energy Efficient Cities

Pilot projects are to show how energy efficiency in communities can be improved via intelligent use and networking of innovative technologies, planning and management methods. The EnEff:Stadt research initiative identifies assessment criteria and concepts as well as planning aids for municipalities and other actors, such as the housing industry and public utilities. In the context of the initiative, exergetically and economically optimised combinations of measures are developed for defined quarters. The implementation of these measures acts as an example and their effects are measured.The research is carried out in typical housing schemes. Development results are tested and assessed in typical city quarters. At the same time, the realisation of energy concepts and their monitoring and measurement is intended to implement the concept of integral planning. The aim is a minimum 30 percent reduction in primary energy use in the entire quarter through consistent application of new technologies and intelligent planning. The transfer of research and development results will provide the specific expertise needed to meet the urban development challenges of the future.

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Centralcampus TU Braunschweig
Settlement type Neighbourhood
Projektstatus: Phase 3
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

EnEff Campus TU Braunschweig 2020

As part of the “EnEff Campus 2020” project, a multi-dimensional refurbishment concept for optimising the campus’s energy efficiency will be implemented during the next three years, scientifically monitored and measured during operation. Parallel to this, a precise investigation of possible variants will be conducted with the long-term goal of achieving a largely CO2-neutral campus.

Settlement type Neighbourhood
Projektstatus: Phase 3
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Energy Grid Berlin Adlershof

As part of the "Energy Strategy Berlin Adlershof 2020" cluster project, the "Energy Grid Berlin Adlershof" project is aimed at significantly reducing the primary energy requirement at the Adlershof science and technology park by at least 30 per cent by 2020.

SWIVT project: Aerial view of the Postsiedlung housing estate in Darmstadt’s Bessungen district.
Settlement type Block, ensemble
Projektstatus: Phase 1
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Housing estate modules for existing residential districts – impetus for linking energy efficient technologies

The aim of the SWIVT research project is to develop an exemplary refurbishment strategy for the Postsiedlung Darmstadt housing estate – combined with renewable generation and storage concepts using innovative energy technologies.

Luftbild des Standorts Adlershof im Mai 2013
Settlement type Neighbourhood
Projektstatus: Phase 3
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Energy Strategy Berlin Adlershof 2020+

With the cluster project High Tech – Low Ex, a concept for an energy-efficient further development of the Berlin Adlershof science quarter was developed from 2011 to 2013 with the aim of achieving 30 % primary energy consumption compared with “business as usual”. The project is being realised in several sub-projects until 2016.

Settlement type Neighbourhood
Projektstatus: Phase 3
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Energy-based optimisation of the Hamburg Water Cycle in the Jenfelder Au urban neighbourhood

The new Jenfelder Au urban neighbourhood is being created on the site of a former army barracks in the Hamburg district of Wandsbek. It will provide a total of 770 accommodation units for around 2,000 residents. This pilot project aims to intelligently combine urban wastewater management with energy provision and urban design aspects.