The two-day Energiewendebauen congress, together with national and international players from practice, research and politics, aims to provide new impetus for innovative cross-sector solutions in the building and district sector to contribute to the transformation of energy supply in the medium and long term.
On 18 October 2018, the Federal Government published the new funding announcement for the 7th Energy Research Programme. One of the four priorities is energy use - in buildings and districts, for example.
The state capital Stuttgart and the city of Überlingen are cooperating in the research project "Stadtquartier 2050 - solving challenges together". The aim of the project is to create affordable, climate-neutral living space in the conversion and development of two districts.
On the campus of the vocational college in Detmold, three school buildings and a sports hall were completely refurbished. The facades and top floor slabs were insulated with cellulose, passive house windows were installed and the roof surfaces were covered with PV panels. The existing heating system will continue to be used at lower temperatures. Combined with solar power generation and the use of district heating from biomass, the buildings are now reaching plus energy levels.