Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Bauhaus.SOLAR 2010 – the future of sustainable construction

11.10.2010
Congress focuses on cost-effectiveness, aesthetics and innovation of solar and energy efficient construction and renovation

The German government's long-term energy concept places major demands on the construction sector. The energy consumption of buildings is supposed to be reduced by 80 percent by 2050. The practical implementation of this target in particular raises many questions.

Answers are provided already for the third time by the international, interdisciplinary "Bauhaus.SOLAR" Congress which is taking place in Erfurt from 10th to 11th November 2010. The "Bauhaus.SOLAR Award" endowed with 15,000 euro is being presented for the first time this year.

The 3rd International Congress "Bauhaus.SOLAR" brings together experts from business, science and architecture in the solar metropolis of Erfurt, to discuss the urgent technological, economic, ecologic and social issues of construction. The central focus is on the possibilities and developments of solar and energy efficient construction.

Technology that is already available now is suitable for covering the entire private power requirements with the solar energy which radiates on Germany's house roofs. That houses can fully supply themselves with energy and can even produce electricity way beyond that, has been proved scientifically for a long time now. But how do we realise this new architecture in a functionally and aesthetically pleasing way? What about cost-effectiveness? And what does this mean for inhabitants and users? These and other questions are being answered in over 40 talks and discussions at the congress.

"The integration of photovoltaics into buildings and their multifunctional use does not only open up a dynamic field of growth with enormous application potential but as part of energy efficient construction, photovoltaics will also play an important part in our buildings being fit for the future“, emphasises Dr. Hubert Aulich, Executive Chairman of the Thuringia solar cluster, SolarInput. "For this, industry and architecture must speak the same language."

"Bauhaus.SOLAR's" academic partner is the Bauhaus University Weimar. Its dean, Professor Gerd Zimmermann, stresses: "The city and architecture must in the future work similarly to a power plant and save energy as well as actively generate energy. This is also reflected in our university's research and teaching.“ Instead of merely applying new technology to buildings, Prof. Gerd Zimmermann sees a need to experiment with materials and technical possibilities and to create completely innovative structures with an integrated energy approach. Here architects and the solar industry are both equally in demand.

To accelerate the rapprochement process to find a common language, SolarInput and its partners are presenting the European "Bauhaus.SOLAR AWARD“ endowed with 15,000 euro for the first time this year. This promotes the young planning and creative talents and at the same time introduces them to energy efficient and solar construction and renovation. "The response was impressive", says Dr. Hubert Aulich, "we received over 90 submissions and we are excited about the winners."

More information at: www.bauhaus-solar.de

Press contact:
Jana Liebe, SolarInput e.V., Konrad-Zuse-Str. 14, D-99099 Erfurt
email: j.liebe@solarinput.de, phone: +49 (0) 361 / 42 76 850
Claudia Weinreich, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Marienstraße 9, D-99423 Weimar
email: presse@uni-weimar.de, phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 11 73

Claudia Weinreich | idw
Further information:
http://www.bauhaus-solar.de

More articles from Event News:

nachricht Plants are networkers
19.06.2017 | Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie

nachricht Digital Survival Training for Executives
13.06.2017 | NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management gGmbH

All articles from Event News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Can we see monkeys from space? Emerging technologies to map biodiversity

An international team of scientists has proposed a new multi-disciplinary approach in which an array of new technologies will allow us to map biodiversity and the risks that wildlife is facing at the scale of whole landscapes. The findings are published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This international research is led by the Kunming Institute of Zoology from China, University of East Anglia, University of Leicester and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.

Using a combination of satellite and ground data, the team proposes that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously...

Im Focus: Climate satellite: Tracking methane with robust laser technology

Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.

Methane is primarily the result of the decomposition of organic matter. The gas has a 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide, but is not as...

Im Focus: How protons move through a fuel cell

Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in the hydrogen industry of tomorrow.

As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton...

Im Focus: A unique data centre for cosmological simulations

Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique data centre for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding several hundred terabytes. Scientists worldwide can interactively explore these complex simulations via a web interface and directly access the results.

With current telescopes, scientists can observe our Universe’s galaxies and galaxy clusters and their distribution along an invisible cosmic web. From the...

Im Focus: Scientists develop molecular thermometer for contactless measurement using infrared light

Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in material sciences, biology, and medicine

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with researchers of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Plants are networkers

19.06.2017 | Event News

Digital Survival Training for Executives

13.06.2017 | Event News

Global Learning Council Summit 2017

13.06.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Touch Displays WAY-AX and WAY-DX by WayCon

27.06.2017 | Power and Electrical Engineering

Drones that drive

27.06.2017 | Information Technology

Ultra-compact phase modulators based on graphene plasmons

27.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>