Innovative and sustainable energy concepts for buildings, urban districts and cities#
Today, state-of-the-art innovations in construction and building services enable us to realize concepts for buildings which cover their own energy demand or even generate surplus energy. In this context, cities and municipalities play an important role as the modification of the energy systems, which ensure the reliable and efficient supply of renewable energy, can only be achieved at the local level.
Our scientists in the division “Buildings – Districts – Cities” are committed to a large number of projects, which focus particularly on energy-efficient, sustainable construction and housing. They pay special attention to networked buildings in districts and quarters in order to enhance the cost-efficient use of surplus energy (heat, electricity).
Their findings and experiences are highly esteemed, both nationally and internationally – e. g. in coordinating the concerted action in implementing the European Union’s “Energy Performance of Buildings Directive” (EPBD) or when participating in research programmes and activities of the International Energy Agency (IEA).