Knowledge exchange between the transnational project Longlife Invest and the German/Polish project for energy efficiency (GPEE)


The German/Polish project for energy efficiency organized a specialist seminar at 23 February 2015 at Hamburg Universityof Applied science, Hamburg.

Professor Dr.-Ing. Klaus Rückert, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Architektur,and lead partner of the projects Longlife, Longlife Invest, cluster energy was invited to speak about the potentials and challenges of energy efficient buildings in frame of sustainable urban development in Europe.

40 participants discussed after his presentation (see Appendix) about his experience to realize energy-efficient buildings in Europe.

This seminar was a very good method to exchange knowledge and experiences about energy efficient buildings. There is no common solution for an energy efficient building in Europe. The location, weather conditions and building materials have a major impact and are different in each region.

The project Longlife and the extension project Longlife Invest are working since 2012 to develop the key benchmarks for energy efficient buildings.

In the end of 2015 a real Longlife building will be realized as a student dormitory in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

 The GPEE project (German Polish Energy Efficiency Project) is working in the same idea like the projects Longlife/Longlife Invest with the focus on facade.

It fosters energy efficiency in buildings as a means to contribute to climate protection in German and Polish Cities. The focus of the project is to develop a facade technology for "zero-emission buildings".

GPEE is running from March 2013 until March 2016 and is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and the polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The project consortium consists of German and Polish academic and industrial partners.

The results of the seminar are available here: