Energy-Management for Buildings

Hubertus Protestant Hospital

The Hubertus Protestant Hospital in Berlin"s Zehlendorf district has achieved a 30 percent reduction in energy consumption through its energy-saving partnership with the company HEWContract. By modernising and optimising its energy plants the hospital has been able to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by an annual 2,600t and has therefore been awarded the "energy-saving hospital" seal of approval by the Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz, the German branch of Friends of the Earth.

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Source: BUND-Gütesiegel "Energie sparendes Krankenhaus"


Initiative Energieeffizienz-Netzwerke (IEEN)

The Initiative Energieeffizienz-Netzwerke (IEEN) is an alliance between the German Federal Government and 22 associations and organizations of the German economy. It is pursuing the goal of founding 500 new energy efficiency networks by the end of 2020. Each energy efficiency network is an exchange of experience and ideas between 5 to 15 companies years. Through a qualified energy consulting, this companies want to achieve an energy-saving goal within 2-3 years.

Network for Energy and Building Culture

Regions that preserve resources and rely on a supply of renewable energies have an international advantage and will be less dependent on global crises and bottlenecks. Regional value creation is an important component of sustainable building culture and is considered particularly worthy of support by this network. It advocates high-quality planning and implementation in the sphere of urban development and architecture, which should incorporate a high level of energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies by buildings. With funding from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Energy and Building Culture Network has developed a package of services for the qualification of those involved in building so that they are enabled to take into account and implement the climate protection goals of the Federal Government in practical projects. Courses initiated and offered by the network can be partially funded by the BMBF's education premium.

Regional Network for Resource-efficient Construction - ReNeReB

The ReNeReB network functions as a digital best practice cooperation for resource-efficient and circular construction in the Rhenish region. It brings together experts and actors with expertise in this subject and offers various information services, including an online database for resource-efficient and circular construction in the Rhenish region with information on construction projects, products and actors. The said services are intended to create opportunities for increasing resource efficiency in construction projects and to contribute with pragmatic solutions to a transformation process of the construction industry in terms of structural change in the Rhenish mining area. For example, the construction product database can be used to offer and locate regional construction products that are suitable for environmentally compatible and resource-efficient construction; selection by component, origin or material group, among other things, is possible, as is a targeted search for building materials in the surrounding area.  Coordination of the ReNeReB network is a responsibility of the non-profit Faktor X Agentur whereas Aachen Building Experts e.V. and RWTH Aachen University undertake the event and database management. The Cologne district government supports ReNeReB through the "Unternehmen Revier" funding program.