Welcome to the Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building

The building sector is the largest consumer of primary energy in Germany and therefore has the largest theoretical potential to save energy. With this background, the Association for Construction Research and Professional Education of the Bavarian Construction Industry Association, together with the Technische Universität München (TUM), has founded the endowed Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building, reinforcing the TUM’s profile in this domain.

The Institute is a joint appointment between the Faculty of Architecture and the Faculty of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering. Its aim is the promotion of interdisciplinary research at both faculties and other engineering faculties, as well as the integration of energy efficient design and building as mandatory and elementary module of studies.

In addition to already existing degree courses in architecture, a fundamental lecture on sustainable design and building will be offered to civil and environmental engineering students of Bachelor courses starting in the summer semester 2011.

From the winter semester 2011/2012, the Faculty of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture under the lead of the Institute offers interdisciplinary inter-faculty Masters Programme in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building.

Furthermore, the Institute is part of the Centre for sustainable Building. The Centre strives at interdisciplinary research with all relevant faculties of TUM which becomes distinct in the Chair's teaching concept.



U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015

The Solar Decathlon is a biennial competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate 1,000 square foot solar-powered houses that are affordable, energy-efficient, and innovative. The DOE selected 20 collegiate teams to compete in Solar Decathlon 2015. The University of Texas at Austin (UT, UT Austin) and the  Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) were jointly awarded one of 20 prestigious grants to participate in the DOE Solar Decathlon 2015. UT Austin is the only school selected from the state of Texas for the 2015 competition.

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