Monitoring & balancing
The aim of the energy efficiency-based balancing of districts is to compare the energy consumption before and after the implementation as well as to determine the realised energy savings. In addition, the planned savings should be compared with the actually measured energy consumption after the implementation in order to find out whether the planning was reliable and where there are deviations in the implementation, the efficiency of the energy supply or as a result of user influence.
By way of support, researchers are developing tools for balancing, new measurement technology, energy management and quality assurance systems, as well as models for energy and CO2 balancing. In doing so, they are also helping to improve cooperation between all stakeholders and are promoting the implementation of integral planning.
The Energiewendebauen research initiative supports the evaluation of energy-efficient demonstration projects both in individual buildings and urban districts. An important part of these projects is concerned with scientifically evaluating the implemented energy concept based on at least two years of measured data. As an aid, the research initiative provides monitoring guidelines that also deal with well-known software tools for data processing.