The University of Stuttgart energy management server
Practically all of the university’s buildings are captured in the energy management server. Users can access energy data on individual buildings over a web service.
Data is available on heating, cooling, electricity, and water use. Each data set can be displayed in a year, month, and week view or even by the hour in a day view.
Energy efficiency certificates
Under Energy Conservation Regulation EnEv 2014, energy efficiency certificates for all public buildings with over 250 m2 floor space must be displayed in public. The university already makes uploading energy certificates for all of its buildings larger than 1,000 m2 easy over a web interface.
The Pfaffenwald Combined Heat and Power Plant
Since 1959, the University of Stuttgart operates its own combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Stuttgart-Vaihingen. It supplies, in addition to the university’s teaching and research facilities, the institutes of the Max Planck Society, The Fraunhofer Society, the German Aerospace Center and various student dormitories totaling 3,000 dwelling units.
The CHP supplies not only electric power and heat to the various facilities, but also cold-water district cooling. Heating, cooling, and steam delivery is self-contained and is exclusively assured by the CHP. In addition, the CHP is available for purposes of teaching and research.