The Buildings and Cities research programme is orientated toward the key values of Energy Strategy 2050 and the targets set by the ideals of the 2,000 watt society. The SIA path toward energy efficiency serves as an instrument to evaluate how well each building meets targets. Efficiency and emission-free generation of energy are still the main themes, however, increasing attention is being directed toward the influence of users.
Current research priorities
Sites and districts
Further development of sustainability strategies; Optimised interaction of production of energy, storage, distribution and consumption; Buildings and sites as energy service providers; resiliency with respect to the global climate development microclimates in urban centres.
Long-term reduction of the energy consumption of old buildings; BIM in life cycle assessment;Embodied energy, minimisation of material flows, use of energy, material and building data at planning and operation stages; Building shell: conflict between areas, innovative systems, new technologies; Cooling in view of the future climate; Building automation, monitoring and system optimisation; Heating systems with low CO2 emissions and low electricity consumption in the winter.
Consumers, market, policy
Feedback systems; Incentive systems for sufficiency; Acceptance of building automation solutions: influence of privacy and security, flexibility of use, user interfaces.
- Project Idea Research programme "Buildings and Cities". Form
(DOCX, 30 KB, 08.06.2022) ID: 10936 | 739
Call for project proposals 2022
- Questions and answers concerning our call for projects of the research programme “Buildings and Cities”
(PDF, 168 KB, 09.03.2022) ID: 10824 | 728
- Aufruf zur Projekteingabe im Forschungsprogramm "Gebäude und Städte"
(PDF, 157 KB, 15.02.2022) ID: 10805 | 728
Project list 2020
- Liste der bewilligten Projekte 2020
(PDF, 34 KB, 15.02.2022) ID: 2966 | 619
Last modification 03.02.2021