Cooperating institutes and partner


Start-up meeting in Kassel on 27.01.2015 at the University of Kassel CESR (Foto: Johannes Möller)

Professorship of Business Chemistry, University of Ulm - Prof. Dr. Michael Hiete

Prof. Dr. Hiete is researching in ecology of building areas for over 10 years. He has been involved in multiple research projects and coordinated several of them. He is especially interested in communal real estate management, communal climate neutrality, energy saving contracting, energetic retrofitting of residential buildings, sustainable construction and constructing waste. He was awarded the Reviewer Award of the magazine Smart and Sustainable Built Environment in 2014.

Department Ecology of the city- and regional development, Institute of urban development, Department of architecture, city planning, landscape architecture, University of Kassel - Prof. Dr. Ulf Hahne

Prof. Dr. Ulf Hahne is researching and teaching the consequences of the demographic change (services for the public, civic involvement and equality of living standards), regional value added (renewable energies, tourism, cluster of wood) as well as regional economies of the post-growth society and resilience as coping strategy for the future.

Department of real estate industry of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Lützkendorf

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Lützendorf (KIT) is engaged in the question of implementation of principles of a sustainable development in the construction and real estate industry. This includes the work out and testing of rating systems for sustainability (i.a. NaWoh) as well as the analysis of the ecologic and economic advantage of energetic modernization. He has been and is involved in relevant research projects – i.a. SuPerBuildings, CONCerto Premium, RenoValue and RentalCal.

German-France-institute for ecologic research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Prof. Dr. rer. Pol. Frank Schultmann

Prof. Dr. rer. Pol. Frank Schultmann is director of the DFIU and of the institute for industrial management and industrial production (IIP) at KIT. Prof. Schultmann is researching and teaching for more than 20 years the topics of industrial value chains, risk management, recycling management systems, integrated environment protection actions and utilization of biomass. He was involved in the European research project CONCERTO Premium, the BMBF research project otello and other projects for the ecology of building areas.

Department of Community Health, University of Applied Sciences - Prof. Dr. Heike Köckler

Prof. Dr. Heike Köckler is teaching and researching on different topics of constitutional city development. She is especially interested in social differences in the environment related behavior as well as the impact of eco-political instruments. Thereby she is focused on the living standards of people with migration background.

Department of Community Health, University of Applied Sciences - Alejandra Matovelle

Dipl.- Geo. Alejandra Matovelle participates in the SANDY project since July 2015. She has studied geology at the Universidad del Pais Vasco in Balboa (Spain) with the focus on applied engineering geology. She worked for the Center for Environmental Systems Resarch at the University of Kassel from 2001 to 2014 as research assistant. Her focuses: Scenarios, sustainable development, ecological accounting, climate protection and climatical adjustment.

German-France-institute for ecologic research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Elias Naber

Elias Naber is industrial engineer (M.Sc.) and staff member of the research group construction, economy, environment. His research concentrates on the topics of energy efficiency and renewable energies in building areas and socio-technological modeling. He is involved in several projects on the topics of energy retrofit of buildings.

Department Ecology of the city- and regional development, Institute of urban development, Department of architecture, city planning, landscape architecture, University of Kassel - Felix Kühnel
Felix Kühnel (M. Sc.) is researching and teaching the topics of sustainable city development and regional development, perspectives of development for small and medium sized cities as well as services for the public and infrastructure in the rural areas. Special focus is pointed at the qualitative perspective of development for cities and regions as well as prosperity- and lifestyle-models with the context of demographic challenges.

Department of Business Chemistry, University of Ulm – Johanna Lee

Johanna Lee (M. Sc. Industrial Engineering) is research assistant in the Department of Business Chemistry at the University of Ulm. She is researching in the topics of energey retrofit of buildings, energy efficiency and resource efficiency in the sector of buildings.

Green City Energy advocates the conversion of the energy supply towards 100 % renewable energies. It is our firm conviction that global climate change can only be reduced to a tolerable level by switching to an energy supply based on renewable energies. We provide an important contribution to the energy revolution with our energy projects, services and ecological investments.

Climate protection is a large concept. Municipal and district authorities wishing to reduce their carbon footprint while at the same time reaping the benefits require hard facts to work out a solution. Working in close collaboration with our experts, dozens of municipal and district authorities have devised climate protection and energy concepts to suit their particular needs.

The Öko-Zentrum NRW is one of the first addresses for sustainable construction on national level. In addition to our long-time experience and highly qualified staff members, our services are defined by the strong practical context.
We work on three focuses: planning, advisory, qualification. As a specialized institute we advise municipalities and corporations throughout Germany. We plan trading estates and city halls, passive house colonies and schools. We establish concepts for energy retrofit of buildings and quarters and generate communal concepts for climate protection. We qualify construction experts in in-service trainings as energetic counselor for buildings, energetic planner, planner for efficient housing, certified planner for building biology or as skilled worker for rehabilitation of damages due to moisture and mold.