Award Competition

The award competition publicised the energy issue by rewarding people and highlighting their creativity. 27 participants from civil, public and business sectors, competed for the 10 000 € prize, with schemes for improving the regions energy situation. The jury chose three projects: a private initiative that installed a district heating system with a biogas plant, a municipal energy team with a local system for identifying sustainable hotels and guest houses, and the first hotel certified as a passive house.

District Heating System

A private initiative installed a district heating system in the small village Rammingen in the Allgäu to use the surplus heat of a biogas plant.

Explorer Hotels

The Explorer Hotels in the Allgäu are the first hotels to be built as certified passive houses. In addition many other measures have been introduced to reduce energy consumption and to increase the guests’ awareness.


With the “Ökostern” the Energy Team of the municipality Wasserburg on lake Constance identifies sustainable hotels and guest houses.