Research Group Advanced Building Technology

Our society is willing to go for zero energy and plus energy buildings. This development is politically supported and the respective standards and norms are defined. However, the market situation does not reflect the current requirements and future challenges. For instance, the technical building equipment has not yet been adapted to the decreasing energy demands (for example lower heat flow densities for heating and cooling). And our buildings still have to be prepared for the use of 100% renewable energy. Not only innovations in building technology are required, but also new strategies for the grid-responsive operation of buildings.

The research group ABT at the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg conducts research in the field of technical building equipment with a focus on heating and cooling with thermo-active construction components, ventilation technology and indoor air flow, façade-integrated building technology and energy system technology for buildings. Economic viability, energy and resource efficiency as well as workspace and living quality are the focus of metrologically oriented studies. The research group ABT has been part of INES since 2013.

The current research on thermally activated construction components has been compiled in a special publication. Information about the use of thermally active construction components systems can be found in the book Bauteilaktivierung.

In addition to long-term research projects commissioned by federal and state ministries, the research group works on behalf of industrial companies and in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institutes.