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JOCET 2016 Vol.4(3): 233-236 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2016.V4.287

Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings with Well-Established Energy Management Systems

Rolf Katzenbach, Frithjof Clauss, and Jie Zheng
Abstract—A rational exploitation and efficient utilization of energy over a wide field of production and life is the main direction and object of modern society development, in order to keep its sustainability for nowadays and future. With the rapidly economic growth and strong competition among all the countries worldwide, the excessive thirst for energy has become more serious than ever before. Therefore, a series of efforts had to be made to keep the stability and sustainability of the global energy market. To achieve a Green and growth path, German government has made the decision to direct its energy supply towards sustainable energy, particularly renewable energy resource, and has also developed a comprehensive and effective energy concept on the basis of scientific studies. Not only in trade and industry as well transport sector, more energy saving or efficient use has been emphasized and optimized in domestic fields which are interested by everyone’s daily life because it is supposed to be exploited enormous energy and resource saving potential. It is repeatedly stressed that energy efficiency is the most cost-effective pillar supporting Germany’s energy turnaround which is achieved not only depending on continuous technical innovation and research, more important on a complete set of energy management systems and a healthy economic mechanism of energy policies.
Depending on the authors’ theoretical research and practical work on the relevant area, this paper is to present the advanced experience of energy efficiency with its existing sophisticated energy management systems in Germany, especially how energy efficiency has been enhanced in residential fields and which can be made more widespread as well what shall be moved forward further. Comprehensive information exchange and potential coordination are proposed to go further in the field of energy efficiency for a smart, sustainable and clean growth.

Index Terms—Climate and energy package, energy efficiency and systematized resource management, renewable energy, smart metering.

Rolf Katzenbach is with the Institute and the Laboratory of Geotechnics and TU Darmstadt Energy Center, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany (e-mail:
Frithjof Clauss is with the TU Darmstadt Energy Center, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany (e-mail:
Jie Zheng is with the Excellence Graduate School of Energy Science and Engineering, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany (tel.: 0049-6151-75740; e-mail:


Cite:Rolf Katzenbach, Frithjof Clauss, and Jie Zheng, "Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings with Well-Established Energy Management Systems," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 233-236, 2016.

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