The Department of Heat Technology conducts research and development in the area of energy-efficient buildings and construction for home living and the workplace. Our scientists develop, supervise and evaluate nearly-zero energy, zero-emission and energy-surplus buildings. These developments incorporate all energy-related technologies pertaining to construction, heating, cooling, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting and materials-handling technology. In addition, the department creates energy-efficient concepts with a range of applications, from small communities to entire cities.
The researchers elaborate energy-efficient retrofitting concepts for existing buildings and transform them into feasible construction solutions. Furthermore, the department deals with issues in urban climatology, avoiding so-called heat islands within densely developed building topologies, and the adequacy of daylight and fresh air supply in the urban street canyons, as well as street lighting.
ST Staff Writers
This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.