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Energy and Environment Center in Deister

The Energy and Environment Center was created in 1981, in a former vacation home for schools. The building was rebuilt to fit with renewable energy and energy savings objectives. The heating system was changed, solar panels were installed as well as collectors for rain water. Consequently, the building fuel consumption was reduced by 70% and the water consumption by 50%. The Center also has a 18,000m2 reed-bed sewage system, an organic vegetable garden and an orchard.

Which services are provided ?
- Numerous courses, workshops and seminars
- Guesthouse
- Travelling exhibition for hire on 300m2 of open space
- Shop

Articles in Sustainable Energy News:
(The issues can be downloaded from the web site of INFORSE.)

  • Eco-Demonstration Centers.
    Article including Deister Energy and Environment Center on page 15

    Issue No. 24, p. 12-15, February 1999. (pdf file 230kB)
Name and type of project

Deister Energy and Environment Center
Consultancy, teaching and exhibition center. Self-managed, non profit project

Starting year 1981
New local jobs 24
Number of similar projects Artefact in Germany, CAT in Wales, Folkecenter in Denmark
Contact details for 
further information
Deister Energy and Environment Center (Energie- und Umweltzentrum
am Deister)
D-31832 Springe - Eldagsen
Tel: +49 +5044 975 0
Fax +49 +5044 975 66
E: (in German)