EnEff:Stadt Campus Lichtwiese

Projektphase 2

Interdisciplinary project within the frame of the 6th Energy Research Programme of the Federal Government

funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Origin of the Project

TU Darmstadt pursues ambitious goals to increase significantly the energy-efficiency on its campuses. This affects not only the refurbishment of existing buildings but also the thermal and electrical energy supplying system and the IT-connection of all those subsystems.

Within the research project EnEff:Stadt Campus Lichtwiese, which is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy from January 2016 to December 2018, the University aims at setting the right course to successfully transform TU Darmstadt’s energy system by building up a smart network of all energy-supplying-parts and by considering long-term structural and social changes on its Campuses. The realization of the German „Energiewende“ (energy transformation) requires the use of innovative technologies, in particular in the fields of energy supply, load management and decentral storage systems.

Description of the project

An interdisciplinary research team composed of architects, electrical and mechanical engineers as well as computer scientists is devoted to the fundamental short- and long-term questions how to develop simultaneously and integrative a holistic and sustainable concept for an energy-efficient Campus. The project serves as an object of study, as an impulse and multiplier for counterfeits and further development.

Structural Campus

Thermal Campus

Electrical Campus

Information infrastructure


For further information about the entire project EnEff:Stadt Campus Lichtwiese, please visit the webpages of BMWi – Topic Energiewende Bauen: