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

EnEff:Campus: Climate-neutral campus at Leuphana University Lüneburg

The plan is to further develop Lüneburg’s university campus in the Scharnhorststrasse and Bockelsberg area in terms of both the urban development and energy use. Measures to the existing buildings, the integration of a new building as a central facility for the university and the conversion of the energy supply are being jointly examined.

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

Refurbishment and CO2-neutral heat supply to a 1950’s residential complex

Low energy refurbishment of a 1950's terraced block of flats in Munich-Haidhausen is to achieve a primary energy requirement for heating and domestic water heating at least 50% below the permitted value for a new building. The residual heat requirement is to be generated CO2-neutrally from renewable energy sources.

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.