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te presents
solutions for buildings which can achieve
more while needing less technology. Its aim
is to develop buildings which offer maximum
comfort while using a minimum amount of
energy. Thus, a holistic approach towards the
planning procedure becomes necessary.
Architecture and technology should not be
planned in a serial manner, but must form a
balanced and complete system at the end of a
multidimensional process.

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Often a critical examination of the individual
facade aerodynamics requirements can reveal great potential for sa-
vings. The location of a building has possibili-
ties and requirements which have to be taken
into account, in particular the design of the
architect
construction building layout and facade. Many technical
ventilation concept systems can be dispensed with provided the
facade is matched to the building use and is
equipped with all the required functional ele-
climatedesigner structural engineer ments. The integration of the ventilation and
the building concepts can save drive energy
floor plan and ensure a comfortable supply of fresh air.
Ventilation in conjunction with thermal sto-
daylight rage mass can also improve room climate. If
the constructional parameters are optimised,
storage mass then that is a good basis for the installation of
a regenerative energy system.

An integrated approach to planning not only


considers the geometry of building but also
brings in further parameters such as tempe-
rature, energy, solar radiation or time, and
therefore the process requires the full involve-
CLIMATEDESIGN ment of a climate designer. With his approach
spanning all disciplines he would enable the
various specialists to work together efficient-
3 + X dimensions
ly. His skills include backing up soft facts with
ClimaDesign is a planning discipline through calculations. Ideally he contributes to all con-
which buildings can offer the user maximum cepts from the very beginning right up to the
comfort for minimum energy. Energy cost is commissioning of the building in order to be
not limited to heating energy; it is also rela- able to work out the potential for optimisation
ted to all energy and material flows relevant to in all planning phases. This is normally done
buildings. Comfort does not just mean thermal by intuition based on experience of planning
comfort but extends to a person‘s overall fee- and the systematic analysis of competed
ling of well-being. Achieving this goal requires buildings, augmented by the targeted use of
an integrated approach to planning in which design tools. Successful buildings of the futu-
architecture and building services technology re rely on a critical examination of the past.
cannot be planned in series but must be part
of a concerted overall system. Thus, by achie-
ving synergies, efficient buildings can be cre- The focus and aim of the postgraduate ma-
ated which can be used in a flexible manner. ster course ClimaDesign lies in interdiscipli-
An accurate analysis of the use and comfort nary education in order to conceive energe-
requirements is a prerequisite for constructing tically and climatically optimised buildings,
a building that is fit for the purpose it is meant thus merging the fields of design, energy and
to serve at the lowest possible cost. engineering.
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E n e r g y Te c h n o l o g y
InstallationConcepts
ExperimentalMeasurements
ConceptsOfEnergySupply
ConceptualFireProtection
RegenerativeEnergy
BuildingAerodynamics
SimulationOfCurrents
S o f t S k i l l s
VentilationConcepts
BuildingClimatology
Te c h n i c a l F e a s i b i l i t y
E n e rg y - E ff i c i e n t B u i l d i n g s
A s p e c t s O f We l l - B e i n g
ProjectManagement
LightingSimulation
PlanningOfFacades
ThermalSimulation

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STUDYING CLIMATEDESIGN

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Target group
The postgraduate course is aimed at technical engineers from the disciplines of architecture, civil enginee-
ring, building services engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and physics with at least
one year of professional experience. The postgraduate course has an international and interdisciplinary
orientation and can be attended as a part time course.

Know-how
ClimateDesign teaches a holistic design approach towards the sustainable use of energy and the appro-
priate implementation of building climatology. Aspects of architectural design as well as technical and
physical aspects will be dealt with in a multidisciplinary manner. The emphasis of the training lies in the de-
velopment of innovative concepts for buildings and in the application of dynamic simulation methods. The
4- semester course has a high professional relevance in terms of work on actual projects and is involved in
current research topics.

Working area
The area of work of a ClimateDesigner lies in the broader occupational field of an architect. As a project ma-
nager, coordinator and consultant for innovative building concepts he/she will be essential for engineering
consultancies, project management offices, building owner associations and in construction companies.
Even a position as a product developer and consultant to the industry, to research facilities and the free
enterprise is possible.

Conditions for accreditation


Applicants with an above average university degree in the fields of architecture, civil engineering, mecha-
nical engineering, building services engineering, electrical engineering or physics and a professional expe-
rience of normally at least one year will be accepted pending the personal qualification during a selection
interview.

Final document / academic degree


The successful conclusion of the course is documented with a diploma and a certificate of the acquired
academic degree Master of Science (M. Sc.).
The individual modules will be completed with a corresponding exam. Type and duration of the individual
exams are set forth in the examination regulations. Examination requirements include, for example oral
examinations, project work, written minutes, reports and presentations, etc. The successful participation
in all modules and the completion of a Master‘s Thesis with the subsequent final examination lead to the
academic degree „Master of Science“ (M.Sc.).

Number of participants
To ensure the quality of the course the University operates a one step qualification screening test with a
personal selection interview. 20-30 students are admitted per course.

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ORGANISATION
MASTER COURSE CLIMATEDESIGN

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Project work, practical experience workshop
At the end of each of the three study semesters a project assignment is carried out to test the acquired
knowledge. The project work deals with the holistic approach towards a concrete building assignment
during which specific questions can be worked on thoroughly. Interdisciplinary teams train their ability to
mutually develop concepts from the first idea into a detailed design while jointly expanding their commu-
nication abilities

Lecturers and speakers


The study contents will be taught by professors and instructors of the Technische Universität München and
other national and international universities and in addition by external lecturers from the industry as well
as renowned architects and engineers.

Types of study
The study contents are taught mainly in lectures, seminars, compact courses and workshops. The acquired
knowledge is then applied intensively in project work and practical exercises. The languages of tuition are
German and English.

Locations
One day seminars will mainly take place in the localities of the Technische Universität München. Seminars
and workshops with a longer duration will possibly take place at other venues such as national and interna-
tional partner universities. Competencies in the field of soft skills, such as team work abilities and conflict
resolution, will be taught wherever possible under particular circumstances, e.g. during a sailing trip or
while hiking in the mountains. Next to the intensive subject related debate concerning ClimateDesign, these
venues also offer the participants the possibility to exchange work related experiences, to communicate
and to develop new approaches.

Course organisation and module duration


The master course in ClimateDesign is structured into modules which are taught in compact weeks usually
one week per month. This ensures that students can study parallel to their occupation and can participate
with large flexibility. The compatibility with master courses of other universities inland and abroad is also
ensured.

The individual modules have aligned contents and goals and will be checked regularly regarding their rele-
vance and up-to-dateness with regard to the latest developments and innovations.

During each of the first three semesters 6 mandatory modules have to be accomplished. The fourth seme-
ster is dedicated to the Master‘s Thesis. For each semester a total of 30 ECTS credits (European Credit
Transfer System) will be awarded. A total of 120 Credits can be earned.

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DEGREEPROGRAMME

1. semester 2. semester

man I climate I energy I building methods and tools


Semester of basic background 1. semester of consolidation

As an introduction basic knowledge in buil- Planning methods for dimensioning and si-
ding climatology, building physics, building zing technical systems as well as the applica-
engineering and power supply concepts will tion of different possibilities for modelling and
be obtained. In mutual project work a first ap- dynamic simulation of buildings are taught
proximation between the different disciplines with a direct link to actual projects. Relevant
will take place. Students are guided towards simulation tools are introduced. Strengths
a holistic approach in solving complex buil- and limitations are discussed. During monito-
ding tasks and learn an interdisciplinary way red project work at the end of the semester
of thinking. the acquired planning tools are applied for the
energetic optimization of an actual building
design.

Module 1 - man Module 7 - methods I - lighting


Basic principles of sustainable and holistic design Simulation tools and calculation methods | Lighting simulation
Comfort and aspects of well-being | Building ecology | Indoor climate Artificial sky | Model construction and simulation
Getting to know of city and group Artificial lighting | Day lighting | Lighting design

Module 2 - climate Module 8 - methods II - temperature


Basic principles of building climatology | Location analysis (climate, solar Simulation tools and calculation methods | Thermal building optimization
load, wind, noise) | Basic principles of building physics (heat transfer, heat Thermal building simulation | Calculation of thermal bridging
transmission, heat storage) | Building services Building physics

Module 3 - energy Module 9 - methods III - ventilation


Buildings as complex energetical systems | Energy cycles | Energy flux Simulation tools and calculation methods | Building aerodynamics
Energy supply concepts | Energetic optimization of buildings Air-flow simulation | Wind tunnel
material cycles | Solar heat utilisation | Photovoltaics Model construction and simulation | fluid-mechanical processes

Module 4- buildings and technology Module 10 - excursion I


Basic principles of building services systems National / international exchange with a partner university
Facades | Building envelope | ClimateSkin Collective project work during an interdisciplinary work shop
Building services | Installation concepts | Fire protection Construction site visits | Guided tours of buildings | Visiting manufacturers

Module 5 - concept development I Module 11- concept development II


Analysis of innovative building concepts | Basic principles for an Analysis of innovative building concepts | Technical feasibility
interdisciplinary and holistic approach towards complex building and Calculations and simulations | Study of alternatives
design tasks | Field reports and practical experience of architects and Field reports and practical experience of architects and industry partners
industry partners | architectural design Display + presentation

Module 6 - project I Module 12 - project II


Designing with static planning methods in interdisciplinary teams Designing with dynamic planning methods in interdisciplinary teams
(function, orientation, materials, structure, form) Basic principles of design Holistic development of a building related design task with application of
methods (concept development, configuration, illustration, presentation) the acquired simulation tools
Presentation
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3. semester 4. semester

strategies applying knowledge


2. semester of consolidation Master`s Thesis

The future ClimateDesigners will learn basic The preparation of a scientific Master‘s Thesis con-
knowledge in project development, econo- cludes the program. On the basis of the acquired
mics and building regulations in addition to knowledge the students thereby compile innova-
crucial abilities such as communication with tive solutions to current questions in the field of
building owners and specialized planners sustainable building design. The Master‘s Thesis
which is vital for the planning practice. These is supervised individually and ends with an oral ex-
are in particular soft skills such as presenta- amination.
tion methods, rhetoric, communication, con-
duct of negotiations, conflict resolution and
team guidance, also on an international level.
An important component is an international
excursion, in order to get to know planning
methods and climatic factors of foreign coun-
tries.
Module 13 - project development Module 19 - master seminar
Project management | Cost management | Cost effectiveness calculation Theoretical / science based background for the Master`s Thesis
Methods of cost procurement during the planning process | Developer Finding an objective und verbalisation of the posed questions for the
calculation | Comparative amortisation calculation | Invest- and running Master`s Thesis
costs

Module 14 - legal foundation Module 20 - master`s thesis


Legal foundation of the building process | Regulations | Rules | Norms Independent scientific study of a defined building related question with
(EnEV, DIN 18599,...) | types of contract and liability | Soft skills individual professional supervision
Conduct of negotiations | Conflict resolution | Mediation During project related work innovative building concepts will be develo-
ped and solutions will be found for complex building related tasks

Module 15 - building internationally


English for the building industry | International project management
Intercultural Communication | Corporate management for engineers
Leading and motivating a team | Communication | Rhetoric
Presentation

Module 16 - excursion II
International exchange with a partner university | collective project
work during an international workshop | Consolidation of English for the
building industry | Intercultural exchange and communication
Soft skills

Module 17 - concept development III


Analysis of innovative building concepts | Cost effectiveness | Practical
feasibility | Developing optimized solution strategies | Field reports and
practical experience of architects and industry partners
Product and design

Module 18 - project III Colloquium


Interdisciplinary project work on a complex building design utilizing Public presentation of the Master´s Thesis
all acquired competences for a holistic execution of a building project Discussion and oral examination
(technical, economical, legal and social aspects) | Presentation
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RESEARCHFACILITIES
Simulation
Various simulation programs are applied for dynamic and thermal simulation such as specific
simulation of light as well as for the examination of currents in buildings and facades.

Wind tunnel
The wind tunnel offers possibilities for the development of concepts for facades with natural
ventilation as well as for measurements of building dynamics.

Artificial sky
The Faculty of Architecture‘s artificial sky can be used as a basis for decisions concerning con-
cepts of lighting. It can also be used for the simulation of light.

Solar station
At the station for solar research, practical experiments concerning the use of solar energy take
place as well as measurements for ventilation and daylight. Innovative concepts for facades can
be controlled at a 1:1 scale and can be metrologically measured.

Facade testing facility


The facade testing facility is used in order to elaborate planning fundamentals for the energetical
optimisation of buildings.

Fire protection lab


The research lab for fire experiments conducts examinations in order to find out how building
parts and materials react to fire.

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EXCURSIONS
In addition to one day excursions in Munich and proximity, two longer excursions will take place.
Apart from the visit to innovative building projects, research facilities and factories, there will also
be a workshop of several days with project work at one of our partner universities. During work in
international teams different approaches to the planning process will be discussed and specific
knowledge will be exchanged. Intercultural communication and building related requirements in
the international context can be obtained.

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CONTACT

master course director

Prof. Dr.-Eng. Gerhard Hausladen

contact | organisation

Dipl.-Eng. Friedemann Jung Dipl.-Eng. Christiane Kirschbaum Dipl.-Eng. Uta Steinwallner

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Technische Universität München
Department of Building Climatology and Building Services
Prof. Dr.-Eng. Gerhard Hausladen
Arcisstraße 21
D-80333 Munich
Germany

Tel. +49 89 289-22475


Fax +49 89 289-23851

www.climadesign.de
kontakt@climadesign.de

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Technische Universität München
Department of Building Climatology and Building Services
Prof. Dr.-Eng. Gerhard Hausladen
Arcisstraße 21
D-80333 Munich
Germany

Tel. +49 89 289-22475


Fax. +49 89 289-23851

www.climadesign.de
kontakt@climadesign.de