Strategic Planning & Sustainability

Decision making in communities is based on information about the current situations and expected development. The lack of reliable information and time pressure are demanding to think outside the square.

Application of ecological criteria are often seen as hurdles for the economy. ECOM helps to generate data and criteria necessary for communities to simplify the discussion under the headline of “Sustainability”.

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Example: Kassel

Framework for the future development of the city of Kassel under the aspect of energy efficiency

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  • Recommendations for short and long term decision making on energy supply with natural gas, cogeneration plants renewable energy


  • Assessment of the existing situation on suburb level (e.g. age and quality of buildings, energy density)
  • Scenarios of the future energy demand