The accompanying scientific research team’s evaluations of the work programmes and results of research and demonstration projects are prepared in such a way that they can find long-term use in planning and decision-making processes. Cross-evaluations of research projects, the provision of specialized information, the transfer of research findings into practice, and the communication of solutions to the public are crucial to achieving objectives in the buildings and districts consumption sector. These services are provided by the accompanying scientific research team for the Energiewendebauen research initiative.  

A total of four consortia will evaluate, interlink, and develop the four priority areas of the Energiewendebauen research initiative. These four consortia supervise the five modules of accompanying scientific research for the Energiewendebauen initiative, which are as follows:

These two modules are supervised by the consortium’s collaborative project consisting of the German Sociological Association (DGS), the institute for future energy and material flow systems (IZES), and the Bochum University of Applied Sciences.

The monitoring and documentation module is focused on the further development of monitoring tools as well as on accompanying support for the projects to use these tools. In particular, this includes the monitoring database for the joint use of data and the closely associated monitoring guideline. The module also aims to increase the visibility of projects by expanding the project map, which gives the projects and stakeholders an insight into the various research activities and expertise of the network to thus promote networking, communication, and transparency. The aim of the networking and knowledge transfer module is to further develop the Energiewendebauen research network. Activities are to be better integrated, findings made easily accessible, and tools and support provided to make the data from research projects available. The scientific goal of the module is to develop and analyse innovative and adaptive methods and to use these methods to support large research clusters.

Networking and knowledge transfer between the stakeholders and research projects in the Energiewendebauen network should lead to an improved and quicker commercial exploitation of research findings.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie (DGS) Landesverband Berlin Brandenburg e.V.D
Dipl.-Ing. Berit Müller und Dipl.-Pol. Dr. Dino Laufer

Tel.: 030 293812-67

Through this project, the accompanying research team addresses the key issues involved in achieving a climate-neutral building stock in Germany. In addition to the modernization of buildings – a central element of the energy transition – new buildings are seen as a driver of innovation, smart building management will help to avoid rebound effects, and the integration of individual buildings into the overall system is also being considered. Integrated and optimized modernization measures are being developed for various building types complete with time frames for their implementation. The robustness of these measures against certain user-specific and economic framework conditions is also being investigated.

Furthermore, the accompanying research team will quantify and evaluate the energy potential of smart building technologies and regulations and create a load profile database for various types of consumption and buildings. The experts also investigate the flexibility potential and grid-reactive design possibilities for individual buildings depending on the building type and the urban structure.

RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Müller und Dr.-Ing. Tanja Osterhage

Tel.: 0241 8049783

This module is supervised by the consortium consisting of the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT, RWTH Aachen University, and the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW).

The aim of this module is to provide scientific support to the district projects being funded within the scope of the Energiewendebauen initiative. To this end, experts will compile the research findings of the project and perform a comparative analysis. Due to the complex nature of district solutions, a large number of district solutions are to be developed on the basis of a model-based evaluation and compared with one another.

This will help to demonstrate the potential of district solutions and present them to the public. Socioeconomic investigations will also be conducted, helping to reveal any obstacles and evaluate participation concepts as well as to investigate the feasibility of solutions and their economic consequences.

Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Dipl.-Ing. Carsten Beier
Tel.: +49 (0)208 8598-1416

This module is being supervised by a consortium consisting of Technische Universität Berlin, the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), and Berlin University of the Arts.  Within this module, project partners will summarize the findings from digitization projects and place them within the context of general developments in the field of information and communication technology. The corresponding research projects will be put into an overall context, with detailed analyses and cross-evaluations being conducted.

In doing so, the team hopes to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and findings, uncover synergies, and identify important trends for research and technology. The aim is to exploit untapped efficiency potential to achieve climate change mitigation targets through digitization and to demonstrate and evaluate the ecological, economic, and socially acceptable use of digitization in this context.

In particular, the module also aims to present the findings from the projects in a comprehensible manner as well as to make data available and ensure that methods find further applications. To this end, the EWB knowledge platform will be established as a central tool of the project. Knowledge is brought together on this centralized platform and made available differently for each user group: from purely visual representations of data and the effects of various framework conditions and the application of technological developments to the verification of digital tools and the testing and development of new approaches. With the help of the EWB knowledge platform, the aim is to demonstrate the potential for digitization in buildings and districts, to improve the practical application of findings, and to use the platform as a tool for integrating all research projects and relevant stakeholders into accompanying research work.

Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rita Streblow

Tel.: 030 31479458

The scope of activities of the accompanying research team extends to all projects funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action within the framework of the Energiewendebauen research initiative. The modules are allocated by the accompanying research team in close coordination with Project Management Jülich.



German Solar Energy Society, local branch Berlin Brandenburg e.V.
Dipl.-Ing. Berit Müller

030 293812-67

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