Benjamin Köhler M.Eng.

Building Systems Technology, Department Energy Efficient Buildings

Research focus

  • Concepts for energy efficient buildings
  • Application of renewable energy in buildings
  • Building stock analysis (size and development, energetic performance, installed H/C-technologies)
  • Modelling/simulation and analysis of building energy demand
  • Evaluation of energy systems (focus building-grid interaction, sector-coupling)
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency technology development assessments

Curriculum vitae

Benjamin Köhler was born in 1986 and studied industrial engineering with a focus on energy and environmental management at the University of Applied Sciences in Flensburg and the Hogeschool voor Economische Studies (HES), Amsterdam. Since 2012 he is working as a researcher and project manager at Fraunhofer ISE. His current work is focused on the analysis of energy efficiency measures in residential and non-residential building stocks as well as the simulation of heating and cooling demands buildings/ building stocks. Concerning energy efficiency the focus is on thermal insulation and energy efficient supply technologies, for which he analysed technical and economic development potentials until 2050. He contributed to the BMWi initiative "Grid-Interactive Buildings", the project "Carbon Neutral Buildings in 2050" and the ISE study "100 % Renewable Energy for Electricity and Heating in Germany”.

Major projects

Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: The Urban Nexus – Nexus Plus Energy Buildings; Workshops in Bangkok, Thailand, development of technology catalogue for zero and plus energy buildings in tropical climates
Mapping and analyses of the current and future (2020 - 2030) heating/cooling fuel deployment (fossil/renewables)
KlineG 2050: Climate Neutral Building stock 2050
FlexControl: Development of novel and practical operating strategies for an energy efficient and grid-supportive heating and cooling supply for new and existing buildings in the TCS sector.
LowEx– heating and cooling with low exergy: Development of low-exergy heating and cooling concepts and their measurement based analysis in existing commercial buildings
IEA SHC Task 47: Sustainable Retrofit of Non-residential Buildings SolSys: Analysis and optimisation of solar energy supply systems (heat /electricity)

Publications

YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2019Behaglichkeit und Co-Benefits von Nullenergiegebäuden - eine Lebenszyklusbetrachtung. Erste Ansätze zur monetären Quantifizierung von Co-Benefits: Vortrag gehalten auf dem Gebäude-Forum ISH 2019, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 14. März 2019
Köhler, B.; Berggren, B.; Togerö, Å.
Presentation
2019CRAVEzero-Pinboard - Lebenszykluskostenreduktion von nZEBs: Messe BAU - Forum B0 Von der Vision in die Praxis, München, Germany, 17. Januar 2019
Köhler, B.; Dinkel, A.
Presentation
2019German Energiewende - different visions for a (nearly) climate neutral building sector in 2050
Bürger, V.; Hesse, T.; Köhler, B.; Palzer, A.; Engelmann, P.
Journal Article
2018D5.1: Typology Canvas of Business Models
Dinkel, A.; Quast, A.; Köhler, B.; Kießling, L.; Andaloro, A.; Köhler, G.; Stöcker, T.
Report
2018Energieeffizienz bei der Gebäudesanierung: Vortrag gehalten auf der Ausstellung "Klima? Wandel. Wissen! Neues aus der Klimawissenschaft", Aalen, Germany, 15.01.2018
Köhler, B.
Presentation
2018Evaluation of Business Models for the Large-Scale Implementation of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings in Europe
Köhler, B.; Quast, A.; Andaloro, A.; Dinkel, A.
Conference Paper
2018Evaluation of Business Models for the Large-Scale Implementation of nearly Zero-Energy Buildings in Europe: Presentation held at International Sustainable Energy Conference (ISEC), Graz, Austria, 03.10.2018-05.10.2018
Köhler, B.; Quast, A.; Andaloro, A.; Dinkel, A.
Presentation
2018Guideline II: NZEB Technologies
Köhler, B.; Stobbe, M.; Moser, C.; Garzia, F.
Report
2018LowEx-Konzepte für die Wärmeversorgung von Mehrfamilien-Bestandsgebäuden: Vortrag im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe "Umweltschonendes Bauen und Sanieren", Hamburg, Germany, 17.05.2018
Köhler, B.
Presentation
2018Thermo-active building systems and sound absorbers: Thermal comfort under real operation conditions
Köhler, B.; Rage, N.; Chigot, P.; Hviid, C.
Journal Article
2017German Energiewende - different visions for a (nearly) climate neutral building sector in 2050
Bürger, V.; Hesse, T.; Köhler, B.; Palzer, A.; Engelmann, P.
Conference Paper
2017Mapping and analyses of the current and future (2020-2030) heating / cooling fuel deployment (fossil / renewables). Work package 3: Scenarios for heating & cooling demand and supply until 2020 and 2030; Work package 4: Economic analysis: Final report, February 2017; Prepared for European Commission under Contract N°ENER/C2/2014-641
Fleiter, Tobias; Steinbach, Jan; Ragwitz, Mario; Dengler, J.; Köhler, B.; Dinkel, A.; Bonato, P.; Azam, N.; Kalz, D.; et. al.
Report
2017Mapping and analyses of the current and future (2020-2030) heating / cooling fuel deployment (fossil / renewables). Work package 5: Barriers, best practices and policy recommendations: Final report, February 2017. Prepared for European Commission under Contract N°ENER/C2/2014-641
Fleiter, Tobias; Steinbach, Jan; Ragwitz, Mario; Dengler, J.; Köhler, B.; Dinkel, A.; Bonato, P.; Azam, N.; Kalz, D.; et. al.
Report
2016Energie - Gebäudeperformance in Planung und Betrieb optimieren
Herkel, S.; Köhler, B.; Kalz, D.
Book Article
2016Mapping and analyses of the current and future (2020-2030) heating / cooling fuel deployment (fossil / renewables). Executive summary: Final report, September 2016. Prepared for European Commission under Contract N°ENER/C2/2014-641
Fleiter, Tobias; Steinbach, Jan; Ragwitz, Mario; Dengler, J.; Köhler, B.; Dinkel, A.; Bonato, P.; Azam, N.; Kalz, D.; et al.
Report
2016Mapping and analyses of the current and future (2020-2030) heating / cooling fuel deployment (fossil / renewables). Work package 1: Final energy consumption for the year 2012: Final report, September 2016. Prepared for European Commission under Contract N°ENER/C2/2014-641
Fleiter, Tobias; Steinbach, Jan; Ragwitz, Mario; Dengler, J.; Köhler, B.; Dinkel, A.; Bonato, P.; Azam, N.; Kalz D.; et al.
Report
2016Mapping and analyses of the current and future (2020-2030) heating / cooling fuel deployment (fossil / renewables). Work package 2: Assessment of the technologies for the year 2012: Final report, September 2016. Prepared for European Commission under Contract N°ENER/C2/2014-641
Fleiter, Tobias; Steinbach, Jan; Ragwitz, Mario; Dengler, J.; Köhler, B.; Dinkel, A.; Bonato, P.; Azam, N.; Kalz D.; et al.
Report
2013100 % Erneuerbare Energien für Strom und Wärme in Deutschland: Vortrag gehalten auf dem 21. C.A.R.M.E.N.-Symposium 2013, Straubing, 1. - 2. Juli 2013
Köhler, B.; Henning, H.-M.; Palzer, A.
Presentation
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