Building Integration and Self-Sufficient Settlements

Builduing Integration and Self-Sufficient Settlements

Energy consumption due to buildings accounts for nearly 50% of the primary energy used in Europe. Therefore, it is of immense importance to enhance the energy efficiency of buildings during their entire life cycle.
Design and construction activities of buildings have long-term effects and values with an enormous impact on future resources. Thus, energy efficiency plays a crucial role in the future activities of the building industry.

The scientific objectives of this research field are:

  • Integrating existing energy sources and innovative energy systems in urban environments
  • Development and integration of renewable energies for buildings and residential areas
  • Development and integration of local storage technologies