Energy-efficient development of the Lichtwiese Campus through intelligent system networking

We are working on a holistic concept for efficient energy supply "post2030" for the Lichtwiese campus. In the interdisciplinary EnEff:Stadt Campus Lichtwiese project, both the electrical energy supply and the heating and cooling requirements of the university are being considered. Comprehensive monitoring of the energy flows on campus forms the basis for a fundamental modernization strategy.

Project description

Within the first project phase until 2018, significant potentials for increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy demand were evaluated. The measures considered here were evaluated with regard to their real structural and energy-related developments. On the basis of various scenarios, it was determined which future developments will arise for the tasks of the electrical network at the Lichtwiese campus and what effects these will have on network operation. For a number of reasons, the campus is particularly suitable as a study object:

  • Entity under property and planning law
  • Delimited location or balance area
  • High variety of uses (offices, laboratories, lecture halls, libraries, workshops, sports facilities, etc.)
  • Different building age classes and forms (many large buildings of the 1960s and 1970s) years
  • Technical building equipment from the original state
  • Own power generation and grids available

Subprojects of phase II

Phase I (Jan 2016 – Dec 2018)

Picture: EnEff Campus

The team

In the EnEff Campus project, scientists from the fields of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, architecture and computer science conduct interdisciplinary research on the energy turnaround in the area.