'Energy sufficiency in buildings and cities: concepts and examples' with Anja Bierwirth

Past Event

26 October 2021, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Online & Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

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Energy sufficiency is needed to speed up the development of a climate neutral building stock and cities.

Apart from technological efficiency and renewable energies and resources, sufficiency tackles over-consumption and tackles the question of “How much is enough?” The talk explains the need for sufficiency and presents examples how sufficiency can be considered as a complementary strategy to efficiency and consistency approaches.

Please note that this is a hybrid event. You will need to register and choose whether you wish to attend in person or online. Please register here: Energy seminar registration

This event is organised by Oxford Energy, with the Oxford Martin School Programmes on the Post-Carbon Transition, Integrating Renewable Energy and the Future of Cooling

Anja Bierwirth

Anja Bierwirth
Head of Urban Transitions, Energy, Transport and Climate Policy, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany

Anja Bierwirth is head of the research unit “Urban Transitions” in the research division Energy-, Transport- and Climate Policy at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. She studied architecture in Bremen and Cologne and completed her master studies on environmental sciences at the FernUni Hagen. She worked as an architect and in the field of environmental education. Since 2008 she works at the Wuppertal Institute in the fields of local energy and climate action policy, energy efficiency and sufficiency in buildings and sustainable urban development.