Energy and resource efficiency

Energy and resource efficiency

Energy and resource efficiency are cross-sectoral topics that, in the context of sustainable development, pose essential objectives of civil and environmental engineering. The main research area energy and resource efficiency develops specific methods, tools and indicators to achieve a holistic evaluation and optimization of systems.

The topic is divided into different areas such as Green Building Design, crosslinking of innovative components for an optimized building as well as Sustainable Building with restoration strategies for residential settlements and existing building stock. The area Recycling Economy and Urban Mining develops processes and management strategies for a resource and energy efficient cycle of materials, also against the background of material research for low-energy materials production. Concepts of sustainable water resources management link energy generation, water treatment and reclamation of resources, especially phosphor. Methods of sustainability evaluation include systematic analyses, life-cycle analyses and building certification as well as scenario analyses. IT research offers automated learning methods and optimization algorithms. Research in planning tools investigates realization strategies, i.e. in area planning and for municipal tools for climate protection.

 

Institute of Construction Management; Land Management; Institute and Laboratory of Geotechnics; Wastewater Technology;Spatial and Infrastructure Planning; Material Flow Management and Resource Economy; Water Supply; Institute of Constructive Design and Building Construction ; Institute of Solid Construction; Institute of Construction and Building Materials ; Institute of Numerical Methods and Informatics in Civil Engineering; Material Mechanics; Facade Structures; Structural Engineering; Railroad Systems and Technology; Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering; Water and Hydaulic Engineering; Engineering Hydrology and Water Management