Entrance area Willibald-Gluck-Gymnasium
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New-build energy-plus school
New school building with low-exergy heating concept and electricity load management

The new building for Willibald Gluck Secondary School in Neumarkt in Upper Palatinate, Germany, has provided a new learning and living space for 1,400 pupils since August 2015. The four-storey building with two interior atria and 65 classrooms is supplemented by a triple court sports hall.

Example of corrosion in hydraulic systems.
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Ventilation systems
Corrosion in hydraulic systems

With this research project, corrosion processes are being investigated in heating and cooling systems. In addition to laboratory tests, a field test is also being conducted where real buildings will be evaluated in energy terms.

Aerial view of Reutlingen in Stuttgart.
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Communal energy systems
Modular planning tool for cities and districts

A modular, integrated energy system model is being developed to help municipalities and urban planners implement climate protection measures. The  instruments will analyse the electricity, heating and mobility sectors, the expected energy and CO2 flows, and the various energy saving potential.

Networked neighborhoods in the southeast of the city of Wolfsburg
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Neighborhood energy concepts
Networked neighborhoods for the Wolfsburg area of the future

In this project, the implementation of energy-efficient district concepts in systemically interlinked districts is being investigated using the example of three new housing estates forming part of Wolfsburg’s expansion.

Symbol image software
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Project planning and operational management
Planning and optimally operating building energy systems

In the WaveSave research project, coordinated planning and optimisation tools for building energy systems are being developed for supplying decentralised electricity and heating: a modular system for project planning and an adaptive operation management system.

In the ,,Drei-Prozent-Projekt
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Refurbishment roadmap 2050
"Three percent project" makes municipal neighborhoods more energy efficient

Until now, only about one per cent of the existing building stock in Germany is refurbished every year. Therefore how can the annual refurbishment rate be significantly increased, for example to about three per cent?

Example graphic for intracting financing model
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Financing models
Energy efficiency at universities through intracting

The research project is transferring the intracting funding model tested in municipalities to the special conditions that exist at universities. This is intended to support internal university energy management, develop economic energy-saving measures and relieve university budgets of energy costs.

Illuminated thermal storage and cogeneration plant hall of BTB, Adlershof.

Potentials analysed
Leveraging cross-sectoral potential for utilising surplus electricity

In this project, the various potential for the cross-sectoral exploitation of local and regional surplus electricity in north-eastern Germany is being investigated and quantified. Operating concepts and planning aids for power-to-X technologies are being developed for this purpose.

Aerial view of the central campus of the TU Braunschweig
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University Campus
The campus for the Technical University of Braunschweig is to become climate-neutral

As part of the “EnEff Campus 2020” project, during the next three years a multi-dimensional refurbishment concept for optimising the campus’s energy efficiency will be implemented, scientifically monitored and measured during operation.

Aerial view of the Adlershof site in May 2013
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Electricity supply in districts
Energy strategy for showcase district interlinks heating, cooling and electricity

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 centre by at least 30 per cent by 2020.

Control room of the Ludwigshafen district heating plant

Dynamic heat grid simulation
Efficient operation of CHP district heating plants and heating networks

The aim of the research project is to sustainably improve the efficiency of the operations of combined heat and power district heating (CHPDH) plants with regard to ecological and economic aspects.

Facade of the training centre of the Bavarian Mountain Rescue Service with the eye-catching elemental membrane facade. Architecture: Herzog + Partner.
© Jan Cremers

Textile membranes
Lightweight and flexible envelopes as functional building membranes

Buildings can be optimised in terms of their energy efficiency using new, lightweight and flexible structures made of films or textile fabrics. The functional properties of membranes are being optimised and innovative components and systems developed..