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.
Wüstenrot is set to become energy-independent by 2020: scenarios for the development of renewable energies are being calculated based on a 3D urban model, strategies for economically utilising this potential are being developed and measures for increasing the energy efficiency of the existing building stock are being investigated. An energy-plus housing estate is being implemented as a model, which will have cold local heating provided via an agrothermal power plant and intelligent load management.
more details The Community of Wüstenrot: Energy-independent by 2020
The campus for the Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig) will act as a pilot project with demonstration character for the energy-based refurbishment of urban districts. The campus project is being developed by an interdisciplinary team that includes, among others, architects, town planners, mechanical engineers and electrical engineers. During the next 2½ years an energy-based master plan is being drawn up for the site that intends to double the German government’s energy turnaround goals and develop visions for sustainable energy supplies for the campus until 2050.
more details EnEff Campus: blueMAP TU Braunschweig
The Hamburg International Building Exhibition (IBA) is taking place from 2007 to 2013 in Wilhelmsburg and on the neighbouring Elbe Islands Veddel and Kleiner Grasbrook, on Harburg’s Schlossinsel island as well as at Harburg’s inland port. As part of the IBA, the more than 50 individual projects will undergo higher-level, energy-based monitoring.
more details Monitoring – Energy provision for the IBA Hamburg 2013