Jan Steinbach2023-08-11T15:22:33+02:00
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Dr. Jan Steinbach is Managing Director of IREES GmbH – Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies since November 2017 and also heads the business area Energy Management and Energy System Modeling. He studied industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and at Maastricht University (Netherlands), majoring in energy and environmental engineering, production engineering, international economic policy, and finance and accounting. From 2009 to 2019, he worked as a research assistant and project manager at Fraunhofer ISI in the Department of Energy Policy and Energy Markets. Jan Steinbach received his PhD from the Faculty of Economics at KIT with the topic “Model-based investigation of policy instruments to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in the building sector” in June 2015. From September to December 2012, he was a research fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California (USA). From 2015 to 2017, he was a lecturer at Karlshochschule International University. Jan Steinbach is an expert on heat supply and energy efficiency in buildings and industry and advises the German government and the European Commission on these topics.

Since 2020, Jan Steinbach has also been a member of the advisory board of Klimaschutz-Unternehmen e.V.



  • Adaptation of new technologies,

  • Investment behavior in the building sector,

  • Design of policy instruments.

  • Evaluation of policy instruments for renewable energies and energy efficiency in buildings 

  • Energy demand forecasting 

  • Innovative technology adoption 


GEFION – Dynamic emission certificates for climate-neutral buildings

Municipal heat plan for the city of Innsbruck

Decarbonisation process heating and cooling of SMEs

Scientific support climate policy and action program

Heat Master Plan – Development of a sustainable heating strategy for the people of Osnabrück

Policy scenarios for climate protection XI

Renovation strategy for public buildings Bremen

Transformation study on the decarbonisation of heat supply in the region of Spremberg, Hoyerswerda and Weißwasser by 2050

Scientific support climate policy and action program

Heating maps for Germany


Sustainable Heating China

EE1-H2020 Energy Efficiency First

Technical Assistance for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Support for the Municipalities and Universities

Win4Climate – Heat transition in the industry

Scenario worlds for infrastructures in the context of energy system transformation

Optimization of data in the building sector

Energy-efficient lighting

Review of SDG7

National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) for Luxembourg

Policy scenarios for climate protection

UM-Scenarios Mobility

Support instruments for renewable energies in Luxembourg

Mapping heating & cooling


Diffusion EE


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