Jan Steinbach2021-04-06T13:45:21+02:00
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Dr. Jan Steinbach has been the Managing Director of IREES GmbH – Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies since November 2017 and also heads the business unit “Energy Management and Energy System Models”. 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 was a research assistant and project manager at Fraunhofer ISI in the Department of Energy Policy and Energy Markets. Jan Steinbach completed his doctorate at the Faculty of Economics at KIT with the topic “Model-based investigation of policy instruments to promote renewable energies and energy efficiency in the building sector” in June 2015. From September to December 2012, he was a visiting researcher at the 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 Federal Government and the European Commission on these topics.

Since 2020, Jan Steinbach has been appointed to the advisory board of Klimaschutz-Unternehmen e.V. (www.klimaschutz-unternehmen.de).



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

  • Energy demand forecasting 

  • Innovative technology adoption 

  • Investment behaviour in the building sector 

  • Design of support schemes 


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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