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Climate-neutral urban district

In Esslingen am Neckar in Baden-Württemberg, an almost climate-neutral urban quarter is being created. The sustainable showcase quarter “Neue Weststadt – Klimaquartier” with 450 apartments, office and commercial space as well as a new building for the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is being realized on the former goods station site in the west of the city. Within the framework of the research project “Climate-neutral urban quarter – New Weststadt Esslingen”, a sustainable energy concept is to be implemented at quarter level.

An overview of the project gives the information brochure.

climate protection made in Germany - Technologies related to "green" hydrogen are of utmost importance for the sustainability of Germany as an industrial location.

National Hydrogen Strategy Federal Ministry of Education and Research – –

With Power-to-Gas-to-Power (P2G2P) as the key technology, surplus green electricity is converted locally into “green hydrogen” and processed for use in urban areas, mobility and industry. Neue Weststadt is one of six urban planning lighthouse projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Climate Quarter

In Esslingen am Neckar, energy-conscious and resource-saving living and working can be experienced. With state-of-the-art technologies, interdisciplinary know-how and a holistic, socially and ecologically sustainable approach to energy supply, the district plays a pioneering role in terms of building, living, sustainable mobility and energy efficiency.

Climate Quarter Esslingen

Energy Concept

The urban development project “New West Town – Climate Quarter” in Esslingen is unique in Germany thanks to its forward-looking energy concept. The energy supply for the quarter is to cause almost no climate-damaging emissions such as CO2, and energy consumption is to be reduced without loss of comfort, and maximum energy efficiency is to be achieved.

The energy concept

Information center

The information and visitor center for the “Klimaquartier – Neue Weststadt” is to be designed and opened on the station forecourt in Esslingen for interested citizens, trade visitors as well as guided groups and delegations. Interactive stations and a multimedia exhibition provide exciting and unusual insights into the research project.

Information center


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Dr. Walther with visitors from Japan

Visitors from Japan

The Neue Weststadt in Esslingen becomes climate neutral. This is of great interest to experts from all over the world. There were even visitors from Japan.

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Prof. Dr. Fisch on the stage of the Energy Transition Congress 2019

And The Winner Is…

Green Hydrogen Esslingen GmbH (GHE) wins second place in the audience award of the Energy Efficiency Award 2019 of the BMWi/dena. The GHE is a member of the consortium of the lighthouse project "Climate Neutral Urban District - Neue Weststadt Esslingen".

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Group photo in front of an apartment block

Delegation from Slovakia

In January 2020, a delegation from Slovakia visited the Climate District in the western part of Esslingen. The engineers and energy experts experienced a first-hand impression on site.

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The video about the project

Historical black and white photo of the city of Esslingen, vineyards in the background

Innovative strength in Esslingen

Esslinger Weststadt has been moving with the times - for over 100 years.

The western part of Esslingen has always been a place where innovation is lived and experienced, where Swabian inventiveness and entrepreneurship provide for economic upswing, and where high-quality products are manufactured that are popular and in demand all over the world. Innovation has a long tradition here. The proven technologies, findings and results from the research project “Neue Weststadt – Klimaquartier” can serve as a model for other cities and regions worldwide and promote climate-friendly and sustainable development in the areas of construction, housing and energy supply.