The heat turnaround is a central pillar of the energy turnaround with the aim of decarbonizing the supply of heating in buildings and for processes in both the private and the commercial and industrial sectors. On the one hand, this is to be achieved by substituting fossil fuels with renewable energies. On the other hand, overall heat consumption and fundamental transmission heat and ventilation losses must be reduced. Here, digitization plays a central role alongside refurbishment.
In the medium term, the smart meter infrastructure – currently being rolled out across Germany – will play an important role in the comprehensible capturing and optimization of heat demand in buildings, neighborhoods, commerce and industry. This will enable secure and reliable IT networking of decentralized components for the heat turnaround and the associated sector coupling. The open and cross-sector usability of gateway communication enables the integration and incorporation of a wide variety of processes and sources of information for CO2 reduction in the heat turnaround.
Within this project, different innovative / technological facets of the digitalization of the heat turnaround in six research fields, in the northwest around the Oldenburg / Bremen region, are to be practically researched, implemented and demonstrated in their interaction:
Furthermore, two necessary cross-cutting issues will be advanced in parallel:
Thus, the project is not only the only one in Germany to comprehensively address the topic of the heat turnaround, but also ensures transferability to other regions and other technologies and fields of application.
Within the scope of the overall project, different innovative / technological facets of the heat turnaround on building, campus, quarter and municipal level will be practically researched, implemented and demonstrated in their interaction in several research fields in the northwest around the region Oldenburg / Bremen.
In the context of the subproject, OFFIS addresses the research and testing of data-based heat turnaround and value-added services for buildings and districts. On the one hand, OFFIS addresses in one of the research fields residential value-added service applications at building level and the research of a necessary comprehensive software and system architecture.
On the other hand, OFFIS addresses in a cross-sectional activity the development and operation of a digital heat turnaround platform for the integration of the different research fields with the focus on two function modules "Big Data and data stream processing" and "OpenData Platform".