New sustainability processes and sustainable user behavior for state properties


NeuLand pursues with the investigation of sustainability processes an accelerated implementation of climate-relevant measures at the HFT to achieve the goal of a greenhouse gas neutral state property by 2030. Newly defined as well as already established measures in the field of energy efficiency and sustainable use are included. Proprietary and marketable sensor technology will be used to adapt and optimize room occupancy plans as well as to increase the efficiency of the existing PVT system.

Research questions

  1. What information flows and processes are necessary for the approval and implementation of measures towards a climate-neutral campus, and what hurdles can be overcome by involving the broadest possible group of decision-makers?
  2. Can the integration of sensor data into an IoT system and its visual display enable building management to control the occupancy of rooms in an energy-efficient manner in line with the workload and necessary heating, cooling or ventilation?

Scientific approach and methods

Building on the groundwork of past projects such as the EnSign Reallabor Campus, optimized processes for the implementation of climate-neutral state properties are being compiled. A building sensor system is being developed to record energy-relevant building data, piloted in a (lecture) room at the HFT, which will allow the system to be validated and a measuring technique to detect e.g. open windows or unused rooms to be integrated.

A system transferable to existing building constellations for recording and displaying information on room occupancy will be applied to optimize energy efficiency in state properties using notifications to responsible stakeholders.

Targeted results

Through NeuLand, representative measures towards a climate-neutral campus are highlighted from planning to implementation and potential solutions for accelerating the planning and construction process are developed with an action guide. The tested system for measuring climate-relevant building data as a basis for energy-efficient control will be transferred into a guide for integrating and expanding the system into other buildings. The envisaged room occupancy visualization system forms a tool for the well-founded analysis of savings potentials of large room ensembles. Special attention of the project is paid to the transfer of scientific findings on environmental measures and building optimization into the practice of public institutions and universities.

ManagementProf. Dr. Bastian Schröter, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Pape, Prof. Dr. Stefan Knauth
Grant No.KSS-KLIWI-791-032
FundingClimate protection foundation Baden-Württemberg
Programme Climate protection on campus: use buildings sustainably



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