Renewable Energy Sources for Buildings 1

Activity Hours Location
Lecture Fri 02:30 pm - 04:00 pm (20.10.2023) HKW 2, Wüllnerstr. 1, 3.upper floor
Exercise Fri: 04:30 pm - 06:00 pm (20.10.2023) II, Templergraben 55, 2.upper floor
Consultation Pay attention to announcements in RWTHmoodle.
Final exam


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Residential building with solar thermal and photovoltaic panels Copyright: © Ingo Anstötz / PIXELIO

Today, more than 40% of the final energy consumed in Germany is used for heating rooms and hot water supply. A sustainable reduction of the primary energy consumption and of the CO2 emissions requires an intensive utilization of modern technologies in building construction and heating systems.

The course Renewable Energies for Buildings 1, deals with fundamental methods for computing the required heat amount and the yearly primary energy consumption. The use of renewable energy sources for buildings is illustrated through examples, such as solar irradiation and geothermal energy as wall as the technical useful installation of storage systems and heat pumps.



  • User requirements
  • Heating, cooling load
  • Solar DHW heating
  • Solar heating support
  • Heat pump technology
  • Thermal storage
  • Solar Cooling
  • Solar air conditioning
  • Biomass

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