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Energy efficiency

The German capital region is home to extensive expertise and experience thanks to its ambitious climate protection goals.

As a growing city, Berlin offers ideal opportunities to develop and apply the latest technologies, energy services, and new business models, especially in the building sector. Many companies are pioneers in the systematic implementation of efficiency measures or their own energy production.

About the Capital Region

„With its numerous competencies in science and business, the Berlin Brandenburg Energy Technologies Cluster offers an ideal environment for developing and advancing new technologies in the area of energyefficient building systems.“

Antje Vargas
Antje VargasCEO, GeoClimaDesign AG

Facts and figures

  • Employing about 26,000 people and generating revenues of more than €3.3 billion a year, technologies related to energy efficiency represent an important aspect of the region's energy and environmental sector.
  • Efficient technologies are being developed and tested in a variety of projects here,
  • including lighting technology, visualizing energy consumption, lightweight construction, climate-control technologies, efficient heating and cooling distribution and storage technologies, and other building systems technologies.
  • The energy-efficient buildings segment accounts for about two-thirds of those working in this sector and about 57% of the revenues.

This EUREF-Campus in the middle of Berlin is a symbol of the energy transformation in Germany and serves as a home base for companies working in the fields of energy, sustainability, and mobility. On the site, energy production from solar and wind is combined with bio natural gas cogeneration plants and power-to-heat and power-to-cool plants. The German government's CO2 emissions targets for 2050 were already met here in 2014.

As the capital of Europe's digital transformation, Berlin is also making important contributions to the development of energy-saving IT solutions. The Photonics Enhanced Data Centers (SAVE) project at the Fraunhofer Center for Digital Networking, for example, is working on ways to integrate photonic elements into data centers in order to reduce their enormous energy consumption levels significantly.