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MEnS project webinar series. Energy initiatives at community level: small to big European towns implementing integrated solutions at city level

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Energy initiatives at community level: small to big European towns implementing integrated solutions at city level.


Monday, 06 March 2017

13:30 – 14:30 CET Time


This is the second of a series of five webinars for FREE that the MEnS project delivers for its e-learning platform.


The building sector is responsible for more than one third of the end energy consumption of societies and produces the largest amount of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of all sectors. This is due to the utilisation of combustion processes - mainly of fossil fuels - to satisfy the heating demand of the building stock.  
District heating (DH) can contribute significantly to a more efficient use of energy resources as well as better integration of renewable energy into the heating sector (e.g. geothermal heat, solar heat and biomass from waste), and surplus heat (e.g. industrial waste heat).
Low temperature district heating offers prospects for both the demand side (community building structure) and the generation side (properties of the networks as well as energy sources). Especially in connection with buildings that demand only low supply temperatures for space heating. The utilisation of lower temperatures reduces distribution losses in pipelines and may increase the overall efficiency of the total energy chains used in district heating.

This webinar will present an overview of real case studies from Romania and Germany, their results and lessons learnt.


Participation is open to all stakeholders and professionals working in the building sector.


REGISTER NOW. Find out more on MEnS Portal and register for free here.


Registration will close on the 3 March 2017, 12:30 CET time.




Energy management in middle-sized urban environments. Experiences from Cluj-Napoca, Romania -  Dr. Andrei Ceclan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

The presentation will show: Energy users and associated carbon footprint – Cluj case study; Collecting energy data and energy mapping of urban communities; nZEB key required investigations & solutions for new constructions or deep renovation of existing pools of buildings – 3 Romanian case studies; Aggregated loads and Demand Response in Blocks of Buildings – DR BOB ; ISO 50001 implementation – ongoing actions in a city of 400.000 inhabitants; Energy efficiency financing – ESCO, EU support; Sustainable Energy Action Plans – SEAP – Convenant of Mayors; Urban energy planning along with architectural planning.


Optimised space heat supply for the residential sector: low temperature district heating, integration of renewable energy and surplus heat.  New housing area "Zum Feldlager, Kassel, Germany – Dr. Dietrich Schmitt, _Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics

The presentation will show the advantages of an innovative heat supply system on a community basis by displaying the case study project in Kassel (approximately 130 new buildings). These include the following features: Renewable heating energy supply - solar heat, geothermal heat, heat pump, low temperature district heating connected for the first time in a large city neighborhood; More cost efficient than conventional supply - Today it is already 5% cheaper compared to common technology and is independent from rising oil and gas prices; including higher energy security; Transferable to most new housing area developments ;  Intelligent combination of proven technologies - Integration of innovative DH & HVAC technologies.


Q&A will follow at the end of the presentations.



Dr. Andrei Ceclan, is a scientific researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Technical University of Cluj-Napoca,
Dr. Dietrich Schmitt is head of Department of Heat and Power Systems within the R&D Division on Energy Economy and Grid Operation  at Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES), Kassel/Germany.


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