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.
- Study format:
- Short Course | Summer School
- 2 weeks: July 18 - 29, 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
- 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.
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).
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
Are you interested in our Summer School 2022?
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.
Remember to sign up well in advance and make use of our 10% Early Bird discount.
Check out the requirements
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.
Detailed Topics of this Course
The following topics will be covered:
Building Performance Simulation
Energy Basics & Methods for Energy Supply of Buildings
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Further Information & Downloads
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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 27693
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