Klaus works as consultant for municipalities, city networks and state organizations, nationally and internationally. He facilitates and accompanies transformation processes and the integration of local low carbon and sustainability policies, especially in the fields of energy and waste management.
His thorough knowledge of and insight into municipal structures and processes helps to bring together different stakeholders towards more integrated strategies integrating renewable energies. He supports municipalities, institutions and industry in “Smart City” approaches to reach mutual understandings and a co-creative atmosphere. He works as an evaluator for the EU-Horizon 2020 Smart City program and was a member of the German National Platform on the Future Development of Cities.
He started his municipal career in 1994. From 2001 until 2014 he led the Energy Department of the City of Freiburg, Germany, coordinating it’s energy policies and strategies. He was responsible for the integration of energy related aspects into city planning processes at neighborhood and city levels. He led Freiburg´s steering committee for the city´s Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP).
He holds a Master´s degree in Geography with a special focus on city development. He is married and lives with his wife and two children in Freiburg, Germany.