Or how cities can benefit from services to improve energy efficiency
As part of a competition sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to reward the most energy-efficient urban regions in Germany, the cities of Delitzsch, Essen, Stuttgart, Magdeburg and Wolfhagen are developing innovative service concepts that enable energy resources to be used more efficiently.
Urban authorities require service concepts that will enable them to implement new technologies to improve climate protection. This is why the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched a competition to designate the most energy-efficient cities in Germany, based on solutions that combine a visionary approach to services and climate protection. These solutions range from complex financial services to street parties to promote energy saving.
The main emphasis lies on the methodical development of services, a design approach that goes by the name of “service engineering”. The cities in question have called on the support of experts from Fraunhofer IAO and the Institute for Future Studies and Technological Assessment in Berlin (IZT).
They provide assistance to the municipal authorities during the implementation of their projects and coach users in the use of simplified methods and tools throughout all stages of the service engineering process.
As well as helping the municipalities to develop concrete services to combat climate change, the R&D partners also evaluate the potential benefits that might be obtained by developing and testing new concepts to improve energy efficiency above and beyond those related to a specific community.
The results achieved in tried-and-tested reference projects can then be transferred to other projects in other urban regions at a later stage.
The researchers will present the initial findings of these joint projects in Berlin on May 21, 2014 as part of the Berliner Energietage, and again during a similar event organized by the BMBF on May 27 and 28, 2014 in Berlin.
New Service Development
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone +49 711 970-2185
Juliane Segedi | Fraunhofer-Institut
New creepy, crawly search and rescue robot developed at Ben-Gurion U
19.07.2018 | American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
The role of Sodium for the Enhancement of Solar Cells
17.07.2018 | Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH
For the first time ever, scientists have determined the cosmic origin of highest-energy neutrinos. A research group led by IceCube scientist Elisa Resconi, spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center SFB1258 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), provides an important piece of evidence that the particles detected by the IceCube neutrino telescope at the South Pole originate from a galaxy four billion light-years away from Earth.
To rule out other origins with certainty, the team led by neutrino physicist Elisa Resconi from the Technical University of Munich and multi-wavelength...
For the first time a team of researchers have discovered two different phases of magnetic skyrmions in a single material. Physicists of the Technical Universities of Munich and Dresden and the University of Cologne can now better study and understand the properties of these magnetic structures, which are important for both basic research and applications.
Whirlpools are an everyday experience in a bath tub: When the water is drained a circular vortex is formed. Typically, such whirls are rather stable. Similar...
Physicists working with Roland Wester at the University of Innsbruck have investigated if and how chemical reactions can be influenced by targeted vibrational excitation of the reactants. They were able to demonstrate that excitation with a laser beam does not affect the efficiency of a chemical exchange reaction and that the excited molecular group acts only as a spectator in the reaction.
A frequently used reaction in organic chemistry is nucleophilic substitution. It plays, for example, an important role in in the synthesis of new chemical...
Optical spectroscopy allows investigating the energy structure and dynamic properties of complex quantum systems. Researchers from the University of Würzburg present two new approaches of coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy.
"Put an excitation into the system and observe how it evolves." According to physicist Professor Tobias Brixner, this is the credo of optical spectroscopy....
Ultra-short, high-intensity X-ray flashes open the door to the foundations of chemical reactions. Free-electron lasers generate these kinds of pulses, but there is a catch: the pulses vary in duration and energy. An international research team has now presented a solution: Using a ring of 16 detectors and a circularly polarized laser beam, they can determine both factors with attosecond accuracy.
Free-electron lasers (FELs) generate extremely short and intense X-ray flashes. Researchers can use these flashes to resolve structures with diameters on the...
13.07.2018 | Event News
12.07.2018 | Event News
03.07.2018 | Event News
19.07.2018 | Earth Sciences
19.07.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering
19.07.2018 | Materials Sciences