Energy Urban



Open District Hub

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft plays a leading role in the Open District Hub e.V. - a non-profit association committed to the success of the energy transition and the development of livable, climate-neutral cities and regions (more information in German).



For sector coupling in buildings and neighbourhoods to succeed, comprehensive models and modern tools to support planning and operation are required. The recently launched project »ODH@Jülich« will create these software tools.


Energy SEEDs

The focus of the SEEDs project is on the efficient linking of subsystems and individual components by means of power electronics and communication interfaces to form an optimum overall system (more information in German).


Net-zero energy building

In 2018, Freiburg's »Rathaus im Stühlinger«, the world's first public building  with a zero-energy concept, was completed. This means that the building supplies more energy than it consumes per year.