The following points are addressed within the project:
- Bottom-up initiative concerning substitution of fossil driven heat converters on building/district level and best use of thermal energy storages.
- Integration of new renewables such as PV and utilisation of economy of scale—providing best ROI of capital invested
- Build a demonstration case to exemplify the possible decarbonisation of buildings/neighbourhoods.
The neighbourhood “Wesemlinquartier” in Lucerne serves as test case to roll out different approaches on electricity self-production, thermal conversion emitting CO2 and most fitting integration of thermal storages taking into account best revenues of capital. The public will be closely accompanied on a social research level to build a bottom-up initiative within the neighbourhood to strengthen the case.
Outlook and next steps.
The project is currently running on internal funds of HSLU and will soon be submitted to Innosuisse. In the framework of the preliminary project, a great deal of work has been done. Already, eight industry partners could be bound and the social impact will be a key success criteria. Are you interested in contributing your expertise? Then let us know.
Prof. Alex Willlener
Lucerne School of Social Work, Institute of Sociocultural Development