Double awards for “Reallabor 131: KIT findet Stadt”

The “Reallabor 131: KIT findet Stadt” was awarded the "Project Sustainability 2017" quality label by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE). Out of 240 submissions, 67 projects were honored. In addition, the Reallabor 131 was selected as one of the four “transformation projects”. The jury’s assessment is also very positive: "Reallabor 131 has a particularly great potential to make the world more sustainable."

With the label of quality, the RNE highlights projects, which make a special contribution to the sustainable development of Germany and the world. The awards will be presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the German Council on Sustainable Development on 29 May 2017 in Berlin, just before the Federal Chancellor’s appearance with expected 1,000 guests from the sustainability sector.

In the context of the project Reallabor 131 lead by KIT-ITAS, EIFER is coordinating one of the subprojects “Energy Concept” with the two KIT institutes IIP and fbta as project partners. The aim of the energy concept is to analyze the energy needs of the buildings, examine options for reducing the non-renewable share of primary energy in the district Oststadt in Karlsruhe.

About Reallabor 131:
Since 2015, several institutes at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have been working together to link science, innovation and urban development together with local actors in a transdisciplinary process. The Reallabor is located in Karlsruhe Oststadt. The scientists work together with local actors on several transdisciplinary subprojects, so-called "sustainability experiments", e.g., concepts for energy, mobility, use of space, sustainable consumption, etc. Reallabor 131 project is managed by the Institute for Technology Assessment and System Analysis (ITAS) and is financed by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg (MWK).

Further information on the awards

Further information on the project

Contact EIFER: Dr. Syed Monjur Murshed, Dr. Andreas Koch