Summer School | Energy Performance of Buildings & Districts

In this Summer School, you explore the energy efficiency of buildings on a micro-level, and consider districts on a macro-level. You learn about building performance simulation and methods for energy supply of buildings. Dive deeper into energy trading and power plant management.

You master the fundamentals of modeling and simulation to carry out dynamic building simulations. Apply your knowledge in a practical manner: Work on a case study featuring energy efficient technology. Succeed in a business simulation game on energy trading and power plant management.

No more registrations possible!

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
2 weeks: July 11 - 22, 2022
On campus
Credit Points:
2 ECTS (about 60 hours)
Course fees:
1,990 €
RWTH Aachen University Certificate

Simulate a campus building and optimize its energy performance

This course is highly interactive and contain a lot of intensive and fun teamwork. Get an insight into Energy Performance of Buildings & Districts with the following hands-on topics:

  • Lectures & tutorials
  • Exercises
  • Dynamic building simulations
  • Plant operation simulations
  • Micro- and macro level understanding
  • Intercultural exchange & social events

Benefit from excellent teaching of RWTH Aachen University

Our Summer Schools are uniquely designed for international students who want to gain insights into German engineering at RWTH Aachen – a top-ranked university and one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. You benefit from high-value academic content, excellent lecturers and a strong network of industry partners.

Energy Performance of Buildings and Districts: excursion

Program Outline | Summer School 2022

This Summer School introduces the mathematical and physical basics of building energy performance modeling and simulation as well as the implementation of models using computer-based numerical methods, computer algebra systems and object-oriented modeling language Modelica.

As a student, you learn about different methods of heat generation of renewable energy sources and dive into the topic of electricity trading in a computer simulation. This approach provides you with a broad insight into building performance simulation, energy supply of buildings and districts and also high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).

Presentation of a certificate of the RWTH International Academy

Your Lecturers | Summer School 2022

The academic content of this Summer School is led by the Institute of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building of RWTH Aachen University and is supported by two visiting professors of TH Bingen.

Renewable Energy Industry is an important research area, as well as Energy, Heating and Sanitary Engineering. One Research Scientist at Jülich Research Centre (FZJ) provides content on Fuel Cells and Energy Storage.

The contents of the program may change. RWTH International Academy reserves the right to make changes to the organization, the staffing or the running of a program that have no major effect on the overall character of the program.

What's included? Enjoy a comfortable stay in Aachen

With our all-inclusive package we provide our participants a carefree stay in the charming historic city of Aachen. The program fees of each on-campus program contain for example:

  • Accommodation (usually 3-or 4-bed rooms)
  • Breakfast and lunch on weekdays
  • A local public transportation ticket
  • Broad supporting program
  • Personal support from local mentors
  • Emergency contact
  • Certificate from RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Summer School students

Supporting Program & Intercultural Experience

To support the academic content of your program, we include a broad supporting program: Get in touch with excellent science and research through our institute, lab and company visits. Expand your network with international students, professors and German industry partners. During your time at RWTH you will not only gain insights into student life in Aachen, but also explore the short routes to other European cities. Become part of a global community and meet friends from all over the world.

No more registrations possible! Registrations for next year are possible as of November 01,2022.

Are you interested in our Summer School?

Level up your skills and upgrade your CV in one of our programs this summer. Make the most out of your freetime and earn an RWTH certificate with 2 Credit Points (ECTS) for your outstanding effort. Besides, as a participant you create unforgettable memories.

Check out the requirements to participate

Every year we welcome students from all over the world. You can become part of our international student community if you:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • pursue your higher education
    - 1st/2nd year of studies completed
    - degree related to our program
  • are proficient in the English language

Desirable is basic understanding of power generation and power systems, electrochemical systems or electricity systems and its components.

My two weeks in Aachen passed by so quickly, however, I gained a deeper understanding and knowledge about structural engineering as well as many great friends from all over the world. The courses were well-organized and the professors had a really high level. The social activities were fun too, it was a perfect combination of leisure with work. I really want to visit Aachen again in the future.

Chu Kaiyang | Summer School - Structural Engineering of Industrial Facilities

Detailed Topics of this Course

The following topics will be covered:

Building Performance Simulation

Energy Basics & Methods for Energy Supply of Buildings

The Campus Cube

Energy Management & Trading

Further Information & Downloads

If you want to learn more about all relevant processes and check our scholarship opportunities, make sure to read through our formalities page. Do you have any other questions? Feel free to get in touch with us or check the FAQs.

Any further questions? We are always happy to help you!

The Short Term Programs Team of RWTH International Academy is looking forward to welcoming you to Aachen or in our Online Courses! Should you have any questions about the programs, please get in touch:

Phone: +49 241 80 27804

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