Comprehensive Assessment Heating and Cooling

Client: Bundesstelle für Energieeffizienz (BfEE)

Duration  March 2020 – June 2021


According to Article 14 of the Energy Efficiency Directive, Member States are obliged to submit an assessment of the efficiency of heating and cooling supply to the European Commission every five years.

In this context, the aim of the project is to prepare the official report on the Comprehensive Assessment Heating and Cooling for Germany in order to meet the requirements of the European Commission. This includes an overview of the heating and cooling sector including the technologies used. The investigation of the potential for using industrial waste heat as well as the use of renewable energies in heating networks. A forecast and trends for the development of the heating and cooling sector in the next 30 years as well as a presentation of the political instruments and strategies and their contribution to the achievement of the objectives.

Tasks of IREES

  • Coordination of the project

  • analysis and evaluation of technologies for the building sector

  • use of waste heat and renewable energies in heating networks

  • the presentation of forecasts and trends.

Project Partner

  • Fraunhofer ISI

  • ifeu


Dr. Jan Steinbach
Dr. Jan Steinbach
Eftim Popovski
Eftim Popovski
Catrice Christ
Catrice Christ