Building Fair Essen 2023Copyright: © iPE
06.01. – 08.01.2023Copyright: © iPE
From 6 January to 8 January 2023, the Essen Construction Fair took place, at which the SmartQuart project team participated with representatives from RWTH Aachen University, E.ON and the town of Bedburg with an information stand. Interested citizens were able to find out more about the real laboratory, the research work and the energy transition. Despite great interest and a high level of willingness to take action on the part of the approximately 15,000 visitors for sustainable building solutions, there was also a great deal of uncertainty when it came to deciding on renovation solutions or innovative technologies. Especially the economic efficiency of the measures as well as the lack of specialists for consulting and implementation were repeatedly mentioned as obstacles. The digital urban quarter of SmartQuart also aroused great interest due to the spatial proximity, but also due to the planned energy measures on existing buildings.
The survey on the energy transition developed in the project, which was promoted to the stand visitors with the help of flyers and brochures, was able to gather a diverse range of opinions. Additional information on the research content, sustainable building and participation in the project was available in the Energy Forum at the Building Fair, where Sarah Welter, Marianne Wyrwoll and Lisa von Wittenhorst from RWTH Aachen University gave relevant presentations.