February 24, 2022

New standards for future quarters

What are the requirements and interfaces for the digital quarter of the future? One thing is clear: digital systems are essential to meet the diverse challenges of urban and neighbourhood development. Smart systems help with neighbourhood planning, improve their operation, and thus create more liveable neighbourhoods that promote sustainability. Future neighbourhoods such as the UTR and the Schumacher Quartier will make use of these digitalisation benefits. Tegel Projekt GmbH has worked to ensure that knowledge about smart neighbourhood development and relevant standards, as well as participatory aspects, are incorporated into a new DIN SPEC. DIN SPEC (derived from specifications) set international standards for technologies that have not yet been standardised. Colleagues from Tegel Projekt GmbH were part of the consortium for DIN SPEC 91397 “Guidelines for the implementation of digital systems for neighbourhood management”, which is aimed at neighbourhood developers and serves as a reference and guide for the development of the neighbourhoods of the future. As a guideline, DIN SPEC 91397 aims to show the technical interfaces in numerous subject areas. In total, it describes 6 application areas such as IT technology, mobility, energy and buildings, water, urban planning and social issues. In addition, the guideline also considers, for example, the basics of neighbourhood management, target groups, the life cycle of a neighbourhood and addresses issues such as data protection and data security as well as roles, responsibilities and the technical architecture of digital systems.

The DIN SPEC is aimed at cities and municipalities as well as solution providers and technology companies. The use cases considered in the document pay tribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Tegel Projekt GmbH is pleased with the successful consortium work and grateful for the opportunity to help create a structured path through the complexity of digital neighbourhood management with the guide. Consortium partners:

  • [ui!] Urban Software Institute GmbH
  • AGFW – The Energy Efficiency Association for Heating, Cooling and CHP e.V.
  • Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
  • Berlin Partner for Business and Technology GmbH
  • Bundesindustrieverband Technische Gebäudeausrüstung e. V. (German Association of the Building Services Industry)
  • Federal Association of the German Heating Industry (BDH)
  • Busch-Jaeger Elektro GmbH
  • the energy centre
  • Danfoss GmbH
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  • GASAG Solution Plus GmbH
  • KEA – Climate Protection and Energy Agency Baden-Württemberg GmbH
  • msg systems AG
  • myWarm GmbH
  • Phoenix Contact Electronics GmbH
  • Ströer SE & Co. KGaA
  • Tegel Projekt GmbH
  • Urbanomy
  • VIVAI Software AG
  • Centre for Digital Development GmbH

The guide is available and downloadable free of charge here.


February 24, 2022

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