EnEff:Campus: Optimisation of energy-based systems in campus-like real estate

RWTH Aachen University’s Melaten campus and the campus at the Research Centre Jülich are supplied via their own heating networks. In order to identify potential for optimization throughout the entire energy usage chain, these complex hydraulic systems have to be dynamically recorded.Therefore, by the end of 2014 a simulation process was developed in the project “EnEff:Campus” which depicts the thermodynamic processes of the heat supply in a time-resolved and detailed manner. The aim is to show the possibilities of reducing the university properties’ primary energy demand.


In the successor project “EnEff Campus:RoadMap RWTH Aachen” existing approaches based on the forerunner project “EnEff:Campus” are brought together in order to establish an interdisciplinary project team. These new approaches include the property management as well as the academic development concept. A comprehensive and transferable method for an energetic optimization of university properties will be developed and applied in the near future. The central aim of the “EnEff:Campus – RoadMap RWTH Aachen” project is to reduce the primary energy demand by 50 % until 2025 at RWTH Aachen University based on the values of 2013/14.

The working group consisted of an interdisciplinary team of the chairs GBT, E3D, the EBC of the E.ON Energy Research Center and the Facility Management at RWTH Aachen University.

The “EnEff Campus:RoadMap RWTH Aachen” is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.

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