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On 4 May 2017, Project Management Jülich will be launching an ideas competition at the Berliner Energietage conference. Wanted are future-oriented ideas for buildings and districts. The competition is aimed at building developers and planners with ideas and concepts for new-build schemes, existing building stock and districts. A special competition task is aimed at municipalities and universities, which can submit concepts for a future international energy competition.

The ideas competition is taking place as part of the new EnEff.Buildings.2050 research initiative established by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. It aims to award sophisticated energy efficiency concepts that exemplify how almost climate-neutral buildings and districts can already be implemented in practice today.

The competition consists of two parts:
On the one hand, the focus is on ideas and concepts for pioneering, energy-efficient new-build schemes, on transformation and modernisation projects for existing building stock, on district concepts for living and working as well as on new energy-plus concepts for multi-storey buildings. Consortia consisting of planners and builders can participate.

On the other hand, this competition also has an international dimension. There are also awards for sophisticated and modern concepts for a future international energy competition for buildings and districts that will not only follow the tradition of the "Solar Decathlon Europe" but will also further develop it. Here consortia consisting of local authorities and universities can participate.

The competition will be launched by Project Management Jülich on 4 May 2017 at this year's Berliner Energietage Conference. Concepts can be submitted for both parts of the competition within the following four months. The overall prize money totals 280,000 euros. The award ceremony will take place in November 2017.


Project Management Jülich (PtJ)
Business division Energy Systems: Utilisation
Annika Zeitler, Research Communication


Last Update: 12. May 2017

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