LWB Participates in European Lighthouse Project

Leipziger Wohnungs- und Baugesellschaft mbH (LWB) is playing an important role in the European funding programme "Horizon 2020: Smart Cities and Communities". Together with its subsidiary WSL, the municipal company will test the effectiveness of a whole range of measures to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions, optimise the electricity grid or, for example, improve consumer behaviour. "The aim is to define the conditions for a CO2-neutral residential quarter and to test its implementation," says WSL Managing Director Heiko Sander. One focus will be the networking of many individual measures in buildings and residential areas and the use of intelligent control technology. This should lead to greater energy efficiency and significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

In addition to the Leipzig Group, various energy service providers and scientific institutions, the LWB was involved in Leipzig's application for funding under the "Horizon 2020" program. In mid-May 2019, the trade fair city, along with the Finnish city of Espoo, was awarded the contract and named a so-called lighthouse city. The funding amounts to 5.5 million euros over a project period of five years. A project budget of 570,000 euros is calculated for the LWB and its subsidiary WSL alone, with almost 400,000 euros in EU funding.

May 29, 2019