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Turning Ludwigsburg into a carbon-neutral community <<

Akronym KLIMA-SEK Phase 1
Funding Ministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Verkehr Baden-Württemberg
Request for Proposal Wettbewerb klimaneutrale Kommune
Supporting Organisation KEA Klimaschutz und Energieagentur Baden-Württemberg
HFT project director Prof. Dr.-Ing.  Detlef Kurth, Prof. Dr. habil. Ursula Eicker, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Coors
Project Staff Dipl.-Ing. Alexandra Fischer, Dr. Dirk Pietruschka
Project partners Stadt Ludwigsburg (Projektkoordination), Institut für Rationelle Energieanwendung Universität Stuttgart (IER)
Duration 01.01.2011 - 31.12.2011
Project description Ludwigsburg’s sustainable urban development concept, citywide energy concept and resultant thorough reorganization of its administrative structures – and in particular the creation of the interdisciplinary Department of Sustainable Urban Development – represent an unusually comprehensive, integrated strategy for a medium-sized German city. What makes Ludwigsburg really stand out is the decision by its mayor and their administration to opt for a strategy of comprehensive administrative reorganization as a means of creating sustainable structures which promote a responsible approach to urban development, climate protection and energy. This is also to be seen as an attempt to strengthen Ludwigsburg as an economic location and prepare the ground for a budget which reflects shifting demographics. Yet the goal of turning the city into a carbon-neutral community cannot be achieved using structures alone. As illustrated by Ludwigsburg’s citywide energy concept, even the implementation of all the measures considered to date would not enable the city to become carbon neutral by 2050. The targets set by the European Union for the creation of net-zero energy buildings by 2020 also represent a considerable challenge for Ludwigsburg due to its large portfolio of ageing public buildings. The city has therefore adopted a strategy of not only looking more closely at other highly effective measures, but also examining potential opportunities and obstacles in greater detail. The measures in question range from a climate-oriented urban development plan and refurbishment concepts for listed public buildings to carbon-neutral mobility and green production. Importantly, they need to be transferrable to other cities in the Stuttgart region and Baden-Württemberg as a whole wherever possible. Having already gained a wealth of positive experience in the field of civic participation, the Ludwigsburg authorities wish to give it higher priority during the second phase of the project.