The Ecornet Berlin research partnership

Ecornet Berlin is a research partnership comprised of five Berlin institutes working in transdisciplinary sustainability research. The network, which is unique in this form, provides impetus for Berlin’s transformation into a metropolis that is socially and environmentally sustainable. The institutes pool their research expertise with the aim of enhancing Berlin’s role as a pioneer in the development of innovative approaches for a liveable, solidary, “resource-light” and climate-neutral urban society.

Berlin in transition – a pioneer for a liveable urban future

Large cities like Berlin are facing major challenges in the 21st century. Climate change, resource consumption, digitalization, migration as well as an ageing population require a profound change in society. Berlin, as a city in transition, is known for its proven ability to change. And Berlin is one of the most dynamic and greenest cities in Europe. Excellent foundations for tackling the challenges at hand, but time is running short.
Publikation: Zirkuläre Innovationen im Bereich Bauen in Berlin
The innovation field of construction is a resource-relevant field in Berlin – in 2017, the construction sector accounted for about 22 percent of the raw material input of the state of Berlin. Currently, the recycling rate for mineral construction waste is around 50 percent, and... Read more
Cover Wissen. Wandel. Berlin. Report 2
As part of the CiBER project "Circular City Berlin - pathways from potential to implementation", initiatives and business models are being investigated that can con-tribute to the development of a next-generation circular economy in Berlin. The special focus is on the areas of... Read more
Ecornet Berlin Report 1
Berlin tenant electricity systems have positive ecological and socio-economic effects, but these remain relatively low compared to the technically available potential. At the end of 2020, 74 PV tenant electricity projects with a capacity of 12.6 MWp were in operation in Berlin... Read more