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Smart Innsbruck implements large-scale energy efficient measures

By District Energy posted 03-28-2019 00:00


Monika Dimitrova, The Mayor


Innsbruck is the capital city of Tyrol in western Austria. It is in the valley, at its junction with the Wipp valley, which provides access to the Brenner Pass some 39 km to the south. The population is around 130,000 inhabitants.

The Austrian city defined its 2025 Energy Plan back in 2009. Innsbruck has selected its eastern district to demonstrate the large-scale implementation of energy efficient measures. The aim is to achieve an average of 40-50% primary energy savings in the demo sites and to increase at least by 30% the share of renewables in the district’s energy mix. About 66,000m² of the residential and public buildings will be retrofitted to deeply improve indoor quality and energy performance and reduce final energy demand by up to 80%. The included measures are improved envelope (windows, insulation etc.); integration of renewable energy sources on-site; ventilation system with high efficiency heat recovery.

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