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TWINS | Conference Ruhr

Cornelia Schuch

Senior Expert Energy-efficient Buildings, German Energy Agency (dena), Berlin, Germany

"Each year, German municipalities are spending 4 billion euros on energy, most of these costs allocated to municipal buildings. Cities and communities in Germany show great potential to advance energy efficiency. Their commitment to energy efficiency can even act as a role model for other countries."


Cornelia Schuch was born in 1980 close to Berlin. During and after her studies in urban and regional planning she worked as a city planner for KCAP Architects&Planners in Rotterdam. Back in Germany, she started to specialize in renewable energy and energy efficiency besides developing master and quarter plans. With dena since 2013, she has been working on multiple municipal efficiency topics. In addition to supervising the development of an urban energy and climate protection administration and co-developing a German wide contracting network, she aims to convince municipalities to act energy efficient on a global scale. From Eco Cities in China to the German-French energy platform there are multiple opportunities to apply custom-made solutions on a national or international level, working hands-on and in direct exchange with stakeholders.