Our services & references

What can we do for you?

Would you like to contribute actively to shaping the energy transition, launch pilot projects, analyse trends or develop new business models? We offer public

and private sector clients 100 percent energy transition as a one-stop solution – competent, innovative and practical.

Strategy and consulting

The energy transition presents significant challenges to business and politics. Established business models and industries are in upheaval; new markets are emerging, and there are calls for a framework that creates space for innovation. This is why we advise public and private sector clients in the development and implementation of regional, national and international strategies. In this, we build on our long-standing experience in all relevant fields of action within the energy transition.

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Steffen
Joest

Deputy Head of Division Energy Systems and Energy Services

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Studies and analyses

We get to the bottom of things, whether in our own studies and analyses, in networking with clients, experts and stakeholders, or in our alliances with research institutions. The portfolio extends from basic research to surveys and reports on our projects, to strategy papers and future scenarios. In this way, we build a foundation for more advanced projects that address ideas from studies and analyses, and put them into practice.

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Christoph
Jugel

Director, Energy Systems

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Project development

We develop and manage projects on behalf of our clients, for instance in the area of energy-efficient building and refurbishment or the promotion of energy efficiency in industry und trade. The projects are frequently seen as role models on the market. This is because we use them to demonstrate how the energy transition can succeed in a practical setting. We trust in high quality, promote knowledge networks and use the experience acquired to develop more advanced solutions and strategies.

Market development

Many things are technically feasible. But what is actually purposeful in the interests of the energy transition? Which opportunities does the market provide? How can a market be made accessible for future-oriented technologies? To answer these questions, we cooperate with our clients and partners to develop quality standards that we establish in a practical setting. In doing so, we create transparency, communicate knowledge among the key actors and foster the development of suitable conditions. We therefore bring growth to the markets and progress in the energy transition.

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Heike
Marcinek

Director, Property and Building Research Energy-Efficient Buildings

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Networks

We initiate, design and moderate a variety of dialogue formats at the interface between business and politics, including congresses, expert workshops and conferences, and even political networking on an EU, federal or state level. Many of the dialogue formats are initiated as part of larger projects and involve the development of joint strategies. Here we can build on our cross-sectoral network that has matured over many years.

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Thomas
Drinkuth

Deputy Head of Division Energy-Efficient Buildings; Director, Communications and Networks

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Communication

The energy transition is also a communicative challenge. There are good ideas and approaches in many areas. But how can they be communicated to buyers in private households, companies and municipalities? How can they become established in trade and consulting? We develop and manage communication platforms, campaigns, competitions and PR in order to achieve precisely these objectives. After all, it is demand that will ultimately prove decisive, not supply.

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Beatrice
Kuhn

Team Leader, Communications, Energy-Efficient Buildings

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12 Projects

Our references

Federal-state dialogue event: Contracting

Energy contracting is an effective instrument for increasing energy efficiency in buildings. Contracting reduces energy costs, ensures low energy consumption and cuts CO2 emissions, This makes it an important instrument for the success of the energy transition. In order to tap into contracting potential all over Germany, dena operates the Centre of Expertise for Contracting for Buildings with support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Overview

  • Project start: 2002
  • More than 30 successful energy efficiency contracting projects for federal real estate have been launched
  • They guarantee savings of around 15–60 percent of the building's energy costs (39 percent on average) and average CO2 reductions of 37 percent.
  • 2010: Founding of the Centre of Expertise for Contracting
  • Established group of experts from state energy agencies, state authorities, and state offices 

dena Refurbishment Roadmaps for Large Building Portfolios

The energy targets enshrined within state and Federal Government policies present significant challenges to the owners and operators of state-owned properties. The public sector is required to act as a role model, so these institutions find themselves under significant pressure to act in a certain way. This is why the Refurbishment Roadmaps for Large Building Portfolios that dena provides are designed for the long term.

Overview

  • Systematic collection and analysis of all data needed for energy-efficient refurbishments
  • dena has prepared Refurbishment Roadmaps for: Deutsche Annington, Brandenburgischer Landesbetrieb für Liegenschaften und Bauen and Institute for Federal Real Estate (BIMA)

 

 

Eco-Cities in China

dena plays a major role in German-Chinese cooperation in the field of environmentally-friendly urban development. This cooperation centres on practical criteria relating to sustainable urban infrastructure as well as strategies and management instruments. In 25 pilot cities in China, energy efficiency technologies and service offerings from German companies are to be demonstrated, evaluated, and further developed.

Overview

  • Project start: 2015
  • 25 pilot cities in China
  • Countries involved: Germany and China
  • Partners: Wilo SE and Wacker AG

Energy-Efficient Street Lighting

The events of the roadshow inform municipalities across Germany of practical solutions, proven technologies, as well as sustainable planning and financing aspects on the topic of street lighting.

Overview

  • 9 million streetlights in Germany
  • 2.2 billion kWh of electricity could be saved through the modernisation of street lighting
  • 51 % of street lighting is due for modernisation
  • 400 million euros of energy costs could be saved by municipalities each year by modernising their streetlights
  • Project start: 2014
  • 30 collaboration and project partners
  • 15 regional events in three years

Advising BMWi on energy policies

Since 2016, dena has advised the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on matters of energy policies in its position as framework agreement partner. It provides the consultancy services as the principal contractor, cooperating in this capacity with 14 partners from business and science.

Overview

  • Project start: September 2016
  • Client: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Partners: adelphi, BBH, Best Friend, ecofys, ewi ER&S, Fraunhofer ISI, Frontier, GRS, ifeu, Öko-Institut, Prognos, PwC, SUER, University of Stuttgart (EEP & IER)

Energy Efficiency Award

dena’s nationwide Energy Efficiency Campaign is helping companies to exploit existing energy and cost-saving potential.

Overview

  • Project start: 2007
  • 661 energy efficiency projects submitted
  • 8 terawatt-hours in annual energy savings
  • 44 state governments
  • 40 prizes awarded
  • 30,000 euros in prize money
  • 1 expert jury

 

Energy Export Initiative,

dena has been preparing relevant market information for the German renewable energy sector and providing export advice to companies in the industry since 2002. dena also advertises “German Energy Solutions” abroad and assists German suppliers in the development of high-profile flagship projects.

Overview

  • Project start: 2002
  • Objective: greater international use of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, as well as supporting German providers with marketing overseas
  • Provision of attractive presentation options for German providers on overseas markets, as well as specialist information for German companies and/or foreign user groups and multipliers

Campaign “zukunft haus” (“future house”).

What was originally conceived of as a portal for informing and motivating owners in 2003 has now developed into an extensive campaign and a mainstay for stakeholders from the industry and politicians, as well as for the press.

Overview

  • Project start: 2003
  • Over 9,000 newsletter subscribers
  • Approx. 30,000 press reports with a total reach (circulation) of 1.2 billion
  • Turnover of more than 6.3 million information brochures
  • Free hotline: over 100,000 questions on energy efficiency in buildings
  • Website: (consumer) information tailored specifically for a particular target group; over 8 million visitors on central internet platform

German-Ukrainian Efficient House Pilot Project

A building refurbishment project in Ukraine organised by dena, Initiative Wohnungswirtschaft Osteuropa, the East European Housing Industry Initiative, and Kompetenzzentrum Großsiedlungen e.V., Centre of Expertise for Large Housing Estates, has met with enthusiastic response in Ukraine. The focus here is on 20 pilot projects for the energy-efficient refurbishment of apartment buildings in Ukraine.

Overview

  • Project start: 2015
  • 1,000 expressions of interest in participation were received within just a short period of time
  • 20 pilot projects launched in 2016
  • Collaboration of German and Ukrainian partners
  • Funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Platform for Pumped-Storage Plants

Pumped-storage plants play a key role in the expansion and integration of renewable energy sources. However, in the context of the current framework conditions, their economic operation is in doubt.

Overview

  • 10 project partners
  • Stakeholders from 3 countries: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
  • Project since 2013