Sustainable Building: Principles and Modelling

Summer School 2024 TU Berlin

Learning Goals:

Participants will acquire general knowledge and skills in the fields of sustainable building and building performance simulations. They will be able to gain a deeper understanding of the interactions between various factors when designing or conducting evidence-based analyses of a building’s sustainability.

Key topics will be:

The main course components are seminars about:

– Principles of Sustainable buildings
– Future trends, chances and aims of sustainability by buildings 
– Functional and aesthetical quality of buildings
– Systems for environment friendly energy supply
– Thermal comfort and indoor air quality
– Fundamentals of Building Performance Simulations
– Simulative analysis of buildings

The entire course, including the first two weeks covering the theoretical segment, and the subsequent two weeks of collaborative work on small-scale projects with supervision from lecturers, will take place in Berlin. Furthermore, there will be three excursions in Berlin, where attendees will experience real-life examples of sustainable buildings and plants.