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Smart Innsbruck implements large-scale energy efficient measures

Smart Innsbruck implements large-scale energy efficient measures

The Austrian city has defined its 2025 Energy Plan back in 2009

Innsbruck is the capital city of Tyrol in western Austria. It is in the valley, at its junction with the Wipp valley, which provides access to the Brenner Pass some 39 km to the south. The population is around 130,000 inhabitants.

The Austrian city defined its 2025 Energy Plan back in 2009. Innsbruck has selected its eastern district to demonstrate the large-scale implementation of energy efficient measures. The aim is to achieve an average of 40-50% primary energy savings in the demo sites and to increase at least by 30% the share of renewables in the district’s energy mix. About 66,000m² of the residential and public buildings will be retrofitted to deeply improve indoor quality and energy performance and reduce final energy demand by up to 80%. The included measures are improved envelope (windows, insulation etc.); integration of renewable energy sources on-site; ventilation system with high efficiency heat recovery.

Smart grids and smart home application will mix demand and supply side measures to reduce the overall electricity demand. Needed measures are the introduction of energy management systems and smart load control for water boilers and heat pumps.

The district heating network will be extended and optimised to increase the use of renewable energy sources and reduce the use of fossil fuels. Needed measures are recovery of heat from local industries; integration of solar energy; deployment of a hybrid grid; integration of innovative biomass gasification.

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Source: Innsbruck Municipality



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