Almost 40% of energy consumption in Germany is caused by the building sector. By taking a holistic view - from plant engineering and buildings to embedding in districts - potential savings can be realized for the energy transition.
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.
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).