Phase I of the interdisciplinary research project EnEff: Stadt Campus Lichtwiese was funded as part of the 6th and phase II as part of the 7th energy research administration of the federal government by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Origin of the Project

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

Within the research project EnEff:Stadt Campus Lichtwiese, which was 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. To do so, a smart network connecting all energy-supplying-parts has been developed and long-term structural and social changes on TU Campuses have been considered. To accomplish the German „Energiewende“ (energy transition), the use of innovative technologies particularly in the fields of energy supply, load management and decentral storage systems is required.

Description of the project

An interdisciplinary research team composed of architects, electrical and mechanical engineers as well as computer scientists collaborately addresses the fundamental short and long-term questions of how to simultaneously develop and integrate 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.

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

Participating Scientists


  Name Working area(s) Contact
Prof. Christoph Kuhn Design and sustainable building
+49 6151 16-23459
L3|01 530

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jutta HansonElectrical Power Systems with Integration of Renewable Energies (E5)
+49 6151 16-24660
S3|10 222
Prof. Dr. Florian Steinke
Energy Information Networks & Systems
+49 6151 16-21710
S3|10 306

Mechanical Engineering

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter StephanTechnical Thermodynamics
+49 6151 16-22260
L2|06 200