New approaches to analysis and planning
In implementing operative efficiency measures, the actors concerned depend on data processed by reliable analytic and planning tools. The required information technology is available. EnEff:Stadt and EnEff:Wärme promote the development of planning aids facilitating, for example, the manageable preparation of municipal energy concepts as well as new concepts of heat distribution, models for energy and CO2 balancing as well as software for energetic housing structure analysis. In this context, research also contributes towards improved cooperation between architects, planners, municipalities and energy supply companies while promoting the implementation of integral planning.
Note: This page will present the first results and descriptions of relevant research and development.
Most decisions when developing urban districts are made during the early planning phase when it is still not possible to use any detailed planning tools. This is where the Energy Concept Adviser comes into play: the easy-to-use efficiency assessment determines the respective potential offered by different variations in the structural quality and supply strategy.
more details EnEff:Stadt District Energy Concept Adviser
INSEL is a software for understanding, planning, monitoring and visualising energy systems. For this purpose it provides state-of-the-art functions as blocks, for example for simulating meteorological data as well as electrical and thermal energy components, which can be linked to provide a solution to a specific problem.
more details Planning, monitoring and visualising energy systems with INSEL
The joint "grid-reactive buildings" project is aimed at viewing buildings holistically as part of the energy system, whereby the intention is to investigate, among others, the primary energy, exergy and energy industry aspects and, as a result, develop a proposal for a consistent assessment methodology.
more details Grid-reactive buildings