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24 October 2022

City of Hamburg plans to reduce heat energy consumption in public buildings by up to 30 percent this winter

Image (from left to right): Christoph Berger, Co-founder & CEO of vilisto; Stefan Fröb, Head of Sales & Marketing of myWarm; Dr. Stefanie von Berg, head of district office Hamburg Altona; Jan Zunke, Managing Director of Sprinkenhof GmbH; Dr. Andreas Dressel, Finance Senator of the city state of Hamburg.

 

In the face of the energy crisis, the city of Hamburg has launched a major project to significantly reduce heating energy consumption in public buildings. The project will be implemented in a large proportion of the city’s building stock before the end of this heating season. For that, the Berlin-based company myWarm will carry out hydraulic balancing on around 10,000 radiators in around 50 large public buildings. At the same time, Hamburg is the first major German city to install smart thermostats on a large scale. These come from our Hamburg-based portfolio company vilisto. The combination of measures is expected to save up to 30 percent or 15 gigawatt hours of heating energy per year in the buildings. This is roughly equivalent to the average annual consumption of 1,800 apartments with an area of 60m2.  Hamburg’s city government is working together with the commercial real estate Sprinkenhof GmbH to make these changes, which go far beyond the requirements of the German government's latest energy-saving ordinance. 

 

City of Hamburg as a role model

vilisto's smart thermostats automatically detect if a room is used and heat only when needed

Landmark buildings such as Hamburg City Hall part of the project

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