On a campus district, electric and thermal energy are required and consumed for the realization of research and higher education. In the course of the ongoing energy transition, one goal is to achieve climate-neutral districts. However, not only investments in buildings and in-frastructures will lead to this goal, but also the understanding and changing of human behavior is important. In contrast to residential districts or industrial areas, campus districts have their own types of stakeholders, users/actors and decision makers hampering or supporting energy-related improvements. For this purpose, a novel approach is applied. In contrast to many district energy analyses, this study will derive new reference values in order to enable an actor-based analysis of energy efficiency potentials.
The contribution identifies and classifies typical actor groups on a campus district that are influ-encing the energy demand and consumption. Furthermore, energy characteristics of the identi-fied groups such as the average energy demand, the average dwell time on the campus etc. are identified and analyzed to derive actors’ motives, decision rule ... mehrs and goal conflicts. The chosen methods are expert interviews and survey. The collected data are expected to provide more insight into the main actors working and living on a campus district to understand their behavior, to develop measures and incentives for reducing the districts energy demand/consumption and to identify potential obstacles.