Announcement: Meeting of the advisory council on 12.10.2016


The meeting of the advisory council is organized in Garching. We ask all members to save the date. More information will be available soon.

Online-Survey (finished)


Everyone owning one or more residential buildings in one of our partner municipalities (Baunatal, Dortmund, Garching, Hamm, Hauzenberg, Homberg Efze) is invited to participate in our online survey! Your opinion is important to us – not the opinion of so called or real experts! The online survey is available in three different languages (German, Russian or Turkish).

Announcement: Meeting of the advisory council on 02.02.2016


The meeting of the advisory council is organized in Hamm. We ask all members to save the date. More information will be available soon.

07.09.2015 - 09.09.2015: 5. World Sustainability Forum in Basel


The fifth event of the international series of conferences of the World Sustainability Forum (WSF) took place in Basel in Switzerland from 07. to 09. September this year. The project SANDY was presented by Elias Naber (KIT) in the theme block 'Urbanization and Cities: Sustanable Retrofitting of Buildings' with the presentation 'Homeowner Targeted Policy Instruments to Overcome Barriers for Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Residential Buildings in Germany.' The concept of the research project as well as the different methods used were presented. The WSF2015 lasted three days and hosted about 350 scientists from 45 nations, which presented about 220 presentations. The Forum was organized by the MDPI and was supported by the magazine Sustainability.

24.04.2015: research project SANDY in Hamm


The symposium under the topic ‘Energy efficiency and sustainability: Buildings and climate protection – new challenges of municipalities’ took place on 24.04.2015 in Hamm, where professor Dr. Michael Hiete gave a short presentation on the project SANDY. In addition to selective strategies for implementation of energetic retrofits in quarters, supportive programs on community level were introduced and newsin the area of energetic retrofits, especially for buildings, were presented. The symposium was organized by the Öko-Zentrum NRW in cooperation with the Städte- and Gemendebund NRW, the Kommunal Agentur NRW and the EnergieAgentur NRW.
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22.04.2015: SANDY in the Baunatal-News


A first common meeting with project parties and representative of the city of Baunatal took place in the city hall of Baunatal on 13.04.2016. Prof. Dr. Michael Hiete introduced the research project and its long term aims to the first councilor Silke Engler, Jürgen Grimm as representative of the municipal energy supplier and the energy agent Johannes Möller. The city of Baunatal would like to set the focus on increasing the willingness to retrofit of the citizens and improving the connections between the single actors of a retrofitting process. The Baunataler Nachrichten published an article on the event, which can be found on page 4 of the 17th issue on 22.April.2015 with the topic 'Altbausanierung im Fokus von Forschungsprojekt 'Sandy': Stadt Baunatal ist Teilnehmer eines bundesweiten Programms – Onlinebefragung startet'(Retrofitting of old buildings is focused by the research project SANDY: The city of Baunatal participates in a nationwide program – Online survey starts)
News article (Issue 17/2015)

Announcement: Event in Hamm on 24.04.2015


Prof. Dr. Michael Hiete introduce the research project SANDY on 24.04.2015 on the event ‘Energieeffizienz und Nachhaltigkeit: Gebäude und Klimaschutz – neue Anforderung an Kommunen’ (Efficiency of energy and sustainability: Buildings and climate protection – new challenges for municipalities). The symposium, which is organized by the Öko-Zentrum NRW in cooperation with the Städte- und Gemeindebund NRW, the Kommunal Agentur NRW and the EnergieAgentur NRW, addresses employees of municipalities and businesses on municipal level.
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Announcement: Meeting of the advisory council on 30.06.2015


The meeting of the advisory council is organized in Baunatal. We ask all members to save the date. More information will be available soon.