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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 typeBlock, ensemble
Projektstatus: Phase 1
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Low-energy neighbourhood development at Bürgerheim Biberach

The aim of the project is to develop a mixed-use neighbourhood with a focus on "living for older people". It is intended to deploy innovative technologies to achieve a zero heating energy balance.

PIK-Neubau: Fassadenansicht im Oktober 2013
Settlement typeBlock, ensemble
Projektstatus: Phase 2
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

EnEff:Campus: Science park campus, Telegrafenberg Potsdam

The initial focus is on conducting an energy-based assessment and optimisation of the new research building for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) with the aim of undercutting the demands of the 2009 German Energy Saving Ordinance (ENEV 2009) by 50%. In addition, an energy concept for the "Albert Einstein" science park shall also be developed.

Settlement typeNeighbourhood
Projektstatus: Phase 2
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.

Sanierungsobjekt im innenstadtnahen alten Zöllnerviertel
Settlement typeBlock, ensemble
Projektstatus: Phase 2
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

“Old Zöllner District” model project within Weimar’s inner city

The “Old Zöllner District” model project intends to demonstrate the economic and technical feasibility of providing a highly efficient, energy-oriented refurbishment of old buildings in inner-city areas with a mixed structure. It is endeavouring to achieve a decentralised, largely self-sufficient energy supply with a large proportion of renewable energies.

Settlement typeNeighbourhood
Projektstatus: Phase 4
EnEff:Stadt - Forschung für die energieeffiziente Stadt

Ludmilla energy-plus housing estate, Landshut

Energy-plus buildings epitomise the energy efficient integration of buildings with systems equipment. The aim of the project is to conduct building- and energy-oriented investigations by means of intensive monitoring. In addition to assessing the district concept in terms of the energy utilisation, the impact of energy-plus housing estates on the energy supplier’s electricity grid will also be considered.