A recent symposium titled "Sustainable Energy Technology in Germany and the U.S.", held in Chicago, provided a forum for U.S. and German companies, developers, architects, engineers and designers to share expertise and discuss experiences with their transatlantic counterparts.
Initiators of the symposium were zafh.net and Baden-Württemberg International. Zafh.net is the Centre of Applied Research on Sustainable Energy Technology. Founded in 2002 as a research network with the focus on energy consumption and energy-efficiency of buildings, city districts and regions, the zafh.net is one of three centers of excellence in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The target of the zafh.net is to extremely reduce the energy consumption of buildings by making them more and more energy-efficient and sustainable.The video below is Oliver Baumann’s presentation “Sustainable Energy for Green Building”. Mr. Baumann holds a Diploma degree (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich. He has visited Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a guest researcher in the field of Commissioning and Building Operation. His extensive and acknowledged experience comprises conceptual design, building simulations, building physics, international projects (e.g. Europe, USA, Russia, Middle East, Africa), nationals and international research projects, project management for national research projects (e.g. IEA Annex 40/47 on Commissioning), and project management for national and international projects (e.g. Complex Federation Moscow).
Oliver Baumann Presentation from BuildCentral Inc on Vimeo.
The second video is Prof. Ursula Eicker's presentation. Prof. Eicker is a physicist, who carries out international research projects on solar cooling, heating, electricity production and building energy efficiency at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart since 1993. She did her PhD in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and then worked at the process development of large scale amorphous silicon modules in France. She continued research in photo-voltaic system technology at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Stuttgart. In the Solar Energy and Building Physics Research group her current research emphasis is on the development and implementation of active solar thermal cooling technologies, low energy buildings and sustainable communities, control strategies and simulation systems, heat transfer in facades etc.
Prof. Ursula Eicker Presentation from BuildCentral Inc on Vimeo.