How can science contribute towards new ideas and solutions leading to change in practice? The Wuppertal Institute discusses this question along the energy transition in the building sector by the example of the BMBF funded project "EnerTransRuhr". The project provided a conceptual and methodical framework by which the "Energiewende" can be analysed and scientifically accompanied in an integrative way. Amongst other questions the authors define how knowledge from different disciplines and from practice can be applied in order to be able to understand and explain complex circumstances and interrelations and which mixture of methods is required in transformative science - to actively support the actors in transformation processes.
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