Presentation of a feasibility study for the "KlimaWerkstatt@Berlin"

Berlin has set itself the goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2045 at the latest, and the "Berlin Energy and Climate Protection Program" (BEK) with its numerous measures is the central implementation instrument of Berlin's energy and climate protection policy for achieving this goal. The lack of skilled installers has been identified as a key obstacle to the further expansion of climate-relevant technologies in Berlin's buildings and other infrastructure. This is where the feasibility study for a so-called "KlimaWerkstatt@Berlin" comes in, which we have been implementing since January together with the Berlin guilds for the electrical and plumbing trades and with funding from the Berlin Senate.

The study analyzes the legal, structural and economic feasibility of a new vocational training center to be built on a site owned by the Berlin Electrical Guild in Berlin. The central question of the approximately 150-page study was whether the creation of a central location for cross-trade and interdisciplinary cooperation is target-oriented for reducing the shortage of skilled installers in Berlin and whether this construction project can be realized in principle.

On 14.11.2020, we presented the results of the study on the premises of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and discussed them with representatives of the administration, the skilled trades and further education. After ten months of research, numerous interviews and many calculations, we were able to answer both questions in the affirmative. Now the next step will be the concrete preliminary planning for the construction project.