Developing Progressive Solutions
When it comes to confronting climate change and successfully achieving an energy transformation, our main responsibilities include conserving energy, increasing energy efficiency and decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. Existing buildings are responsible for circa 40% of energy consumption and around a third of CO₂ emissions in Germany. By 2050, all existing buildings should be nearing climate neutrality. The central goal of energy-efficient urban redevelopment is to initiate measures for increasing the energy efficiency of buildings as well as neighborhood infrastructure.
Requirements for energy-efficient building and supply system renovation and the development of renewable energy are connected to questions regarding demographics, economics, city planning, and the housing market through program-funded integrated neighborhood development concepts. The processes initiated on-site should not only contribute to meeting technical demands, but also to a consensus of the relevant stakeholders. In this way, integrated and energy-efficient solutions may be developed.