EnQM: Energy-optimized district Margarethenhöhe Essen


Germany's energy transition requires visionary concepts for buildings and technical building equipment that allow harnessing the renewable energy supply. The joint project EnQM shows how energetic modernization, innovative building technology and smart networking of electrical, thermal and digital systems can optimize the energetic performance of districts that are protected as historic monuments.

The historic district Margarethenhöhe in Essen serves as a demonstrator for this approach. The project team develops and adapts suitable technologies and implements them in the real district. Moreover, the team analyses the potential of these measures and considers certain buildings as well as the entire district.

The project is an interdisciplinary collaboration of Margarethe Krupp's charitable foundation owning the buildings, the preservation of historical monuments, the city of Essen being the responsible authority as well as partners in industry and science. The team considers the tenants' and the owner's requirements and ensures the conservation of the monument.

The Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate performs long-term monitoring of the modernized systems and the energy consumption as an instrument for independent evaluation of the retrofit measures that the team develops and implements in the district.

  • University of Stuttgart, Institute of Construction Materials ( project coordination)
  • Margarethe-Krupp-Foundation for housing assistance
  • Gas- and Heating Institute Essen e.V.
  • RWTH Aachen University, Chair of Integrated Analog Circuits and RF Systems
  • RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate (Long-term monitoring)

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