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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 typeNeighbourhood
Projektstatus: Phase 2
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

EnEff:Campus: blueMAP TU Braunschweig

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.

Energy policy and planning context for the Lampertheim model town
Settlement typeCity
Projektstatus: Phase 2
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Modellstadt 25+ / efficient Lampertheim

Based on the example of Lampertheim, the “Modellstadt 25+” (Model Town 25+) project is aimed at developing integrated concepts for economically realising energy efficiency potential in medium-sized towns. This involves new ancillary services and funding models.

Settlement typeUrban district
Projektstatus: Phase 3
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Monitoring – Energy provision for the IBA Hamburg 2013

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.

Settlement typeNeighbourhood
Projektstatus: Phase 1
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Integrated district energy concept for Ludwigsburg Grünbühl/Sonnenberg

An integrated district energy concept is being developed for the new Sonnenberg housing estate in Ludwigsburg and the neighbouring Grünbühl estate, which is in need of refurbishment. The concept will provide the basis for implementing innovative local district heating and exemplary refurbishment projects and new-build schemes.

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

Rebound effects following refurbishment – Scientific monitoring of the Karlsruhe-Rintheim neighbourhood concept

As part of the "Energy efficient Rintheim" neighbourhood concept, various refurbishment alternatives were analysed for residential construction using detailed simulation models and comprehensive recording of measurement data. Initial evaluations of the instigated monitoring programme show that the calculations have overestimated the possible saving effects.