Energy Efficiency & Energy Services

Strategic ressource for the energy system transformation.

Energy efficiency is one of the most important strategic resources for a successful energy system transformation. It creates resilience against price risks, international conflicts and global crises. Because energy that is saved is not needed to be purchased elsewhere.

Potential for higher energy efficiency is growing steadily

Increasing energy efficiency means reducing energy demand and increasing output. In addition to the many energy-saving opportunities already available today, new ones are constantly being added thanks to technological and social innovations. In addition to the " classics " such as LEDs, high-efficiency pumps and triple glazing, nanomaterials, microtechnologies, energy-efficient data centres and intelligent management systems are emerging.

Energy efficiency as a business model

Energy efficiency is much more than climate protection and independence from import markets: it opens up opportunities for new business models. For many economic players, it creates an attractive, growing line of business around "smart" buildings and cities. Technological innovations also open up lucrative export opportunities. Energy services help to identify and exploit this potential.

With the help of energy consulting, energy management, energy contracting and new, digital energy services, urgently needed investments in our infrastructure can be prepared and carried out. And: innovative energy concepts and efficiency measures not only reduce greenhouse gases and protect the climate – they also decrease costs.

Energy Efficiency & Energy Services: A selection of our services

Forecasts and Scenarios

Using model-based forecasts and scenarios, we develop strategies for increasing energy efficiency.

Assessment of Efficiency Measures

We assess technical efficiency measures in a macroeconomic context, analyse their potential and identify behaviour-related and organisational energy-saving options.

Evaluations, Impact Assessments and Energy Policy Instruments

We evaluate and further develop energy policy instruments. In addition, we provide profound impact assessments of these measures.

Market Analyses

We accompany energy and climate protection politics scientifically. We conduct monitorings and prepare standardised reports on the topic.

Market Monitoring

We monitor and analyse relevant markets for energy efficiency technologies and energy services for our customers.

Our work on this topic

Take a look at our latest projects and activities.

DG REGIO – Evaluation of the European Green Deal

| Project

How effective has the EU cohesion policy been in driving green change in Europe? This and other questions are being investigated jointly with COWI, Milieu, and CSIL, on behalf of the European Commission (DG REGIO).

Policy Paper MEPS: Minimum efficiency standards for existing buildings

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Energy-efficient building renovation is an important part of achieving climate protection goals in the buildings sector. A brief summary of the role of MEPS within this context.

11th Energy Transition Monitoring

| Project

Our data shows: As the expansion of renewable energies has been particularly paralysed, a lot still needs to happen in the coming years if Germany is to achieve its energy and climate goals.

Regulation of third-party access to heating networks

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The EU Commission wants to make third-party access to district heating networks mandatory. We assessed the consequences for Germany and the possible contribution to decarbonisation on behalf of the BMWK.

Hydrogen: energy carrier of the future?

| Project

The journey towards climate neutrality is gaining momentum. Hydrogen is a key building block to achieving it.

Decarbonisation options in the building sector

| Project

How can greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector be reduced?

Climate Path for Germany

| Project

How can Germany reach its 2050 climate goals - and under what conditions is that possible? Those are the questions addressed by a study for the Association of German Industry (BDI).

Demand for skilled labour for the energy transition of buildings

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One of the results of the study: For the implementation of the energy transformation, 130,000 additional workers will be needed.

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Friedrich Seefeldt

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Dominik Rau

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Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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