Building Envelope

In the research topic Building Envelope, our work focuses on the following fields of work:

 

Façades and Windows

 

Lighting Technology

 

Building Integrated Photovoltaics

 

Service Life of Modules and Materials

A building envelope performs a diverse range of functions and tasks: Modern glazing and thermal insulation systems protect users against unfavorable climatic conditions. They allow solar heat to be obtained through windows and optimize thermal protection. They also regulate the supply of daylight and fresh air, and – using integrated collectors or PV modules – generate useful heat or solar power.

We are researching architectural and economical solutions for optimizing these multifunctional features. We develop products jointly with manufacturers, advise developers and planners, and test components and façades on accredited test rigs – both in the lab and the field.

Using simulation tools, we are able to analyze and generalize precise individual measurements. This enables us to identify and demonstrate potential for improvement. At the same time, we thus reduce the number of individual measurements required.

Our test results are internationally recognized thanks to our accreditation under DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.

As a complement to our research and development work in the research topic Building Envelope, we offer related testing and certification services to clients.

 

Furthermore, we have extensive coating technology equipment at our disposal with which we are able to produce prototypes and small batches of various coatings on glass or metal.

Selected Research Projects

 

ArKol

Development of architecturally well-integrated facade collectors with heat pipes

 

RDemo-Facade

BIPV facade on a laboratory building: MWT pilot application within the scope of the RDemo demonstration project

 

iNSPiRe

Sorption Collector

 

SEA 2

Development and measurement of novel solar air-heating collectors and investigation of suitable energy usage concepts

Tilmann Kuhn

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Tilmann Kuhn

Building Envelope, Façades and Windows, Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5297

Bruno Bueno

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Dr. Bruno Bueno

Lighting Technology

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5377

Karl-Anders Weiß

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Dr. Karl-Anders Weiß

Service Life of Modules and Materials

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5474

 

Current publications - Building Envelope:

YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2018Architektonisch anspruchsvolle, fassadenintegrierte Photovoltaik am ZÜBLIN-Gebäude Z3: Paper präsentiert auf dem Forum Bauwerkintegrierte Photovoltaik, Bad Staffelstein, Germany, 24. April 2018
Fath, K.; Eisenlohr, J.; Wilson, H.R.; Kuhn, T.
Conference Paper
2018Energieeffizienz bei der Gebäudesanierung: Vortrag gehalten auf der Ausstellung "Klima? Wandel. Wissen! Neues aus der Klimawissenschaft", Aalen, Germany, 15.01.2018
Köhler, B.
Presentation
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
2018Mehr Praxisnähe mit Heat-Pipes: Solarthermische Fassaden liefern Energie
Maurer, C.
Journal Article
2018Modeling of facade elements with switchable U-value
Pflug, T.; Nestle, N.; Kuhn, T.; Siroux, M.; Maurer, C.
Journal Article
2017Application of PV modules for BIPV - new challenges for performance and durability assessment and the European response: Presentation held at 7th SOPHIA Workshop PV-Module Reliability, Freiburg, Germany, July 6th - 7th, 2017
Wilson, H.R.
Presentation
2017Aufbau, Betrieb und simulationsgestützte Analyse einer hinterlüfteten BIPV-Fassade mit MWT-TPedge-Modulen
Wilson, H.; Eisenlohr, J.; Armbruster, A.; Spribille, A.; Mittag, M.; Kuhn, T.
Conference Paper
2017Aufbau, Betrieb und simulationsgestützte Analyse einer hinterlüfteten BIPV-Fassade mit MWT-TPedge-Modulen: Poster präsentiert beim 9. OTTI Forum Bauwerkintegrierte Photovoltaik, Bad Staffelstein, Germany, 07.03.2017
Wilson, H.; Eisenlohr, J.; Armbruster, A.; Spribille, A.; Mittag, M.; Kuhn, T.
Poster
2017BIPV market-size and technologies - today and future: Presentation held at BIPV-Workshop @ Heraeus, Hanau am Main, Germany, 03.04.2017
Ferrara, C.
Presentation
2017Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
Ferrara, C.; Wilson, H.R.; Sprenger, W.
Book Article
2017A co-simulation modelling approach for the assessment of a ventilated double-skin complex fenestration system coupled with a compact fan-coil unit
Bueno, B.; Street, M.; Pflug, T.; Braesch, C.
Journal Article
2017A daylight optimized simulation-based shading controller for venetian blinds
Katsifaraki, A.; Bueno, B.; Kuhn, T.
Journal Article
2017Detailed modelling of building-integrated photovoltaics - from component and environmental data to the system output
Eisenlohr, J.; Wilson, H.; Kuhn, T.
Conference Paper
2017Economics
Maurer, C.; Smyth, M.
Book Article
2017Economics of building-integrated solar thermal systems
Maurer, C.; Smyth, M.
Conference Paper
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
2017High potential of employing bentonite in adsorption cooling systems driven by low grade heat source temperatures
Askalany, A.A.; Ernst, S.-J.; Hügenell, P.P.C.; Bart, H.-J.; Henninger, S.K.; Alsaman, A.S.
Journal Article
2017IFC-based electricity simulation of a complex BIPV façade: Presentation held at 12th Conference on Advanced Building Skins, 2-3 October 2017, Bern, Switzerland
Eisenlohr, J.; Wilson, H.R.; Kuhn, T.
Presentation
2017Machine code functions in BIM for cost-effective high-quality buildings
Maurer, C.; Sprenger, W.; Franz, S.; Lodewijks, J.; Rüppel, U.; Kuhn, T.
Conference Paper
2017Machine-code functions in BIM for cost-effective high-quality buildings
Maurer, C.; Sprenger, W.; Franz, S.; Boudhaim, M.; Lodewijks, J.; Rüppel, U.; Kuhn, T.E.
Journal Article
2017Metal-organic frameworks for air conditioning: Presentation held at 2nd European Conference on Metal Organic Frameworks and Porous Polymers, EuroMOF 2017, Delft, The Netherlands, October 29th to November 1st, 2017
Ernst, S.; Morgenstern, A.; Fröhlich, D.; Hügenell, P.; Bart, H.; Henninger, S.
Presentation
2017Mit Energie gestalten: Solarthermische Gebäudehüllen
Maurer, C.
Journal Article
2017Modelling of active building envelopes for cost-effective evaluation
Maurer, C.; Kuhn, T.
Conference Paper
2017Modelling of active solar building envelopes for cost-effective evaluation
Maurer, C.; Kuhn, T.
Journal Article
2017Outlook and conclusions
Kalogirou, S.A.; Maurer, C.
Book Article
2017Photovoltaik in der Gebäudehülle - Normierung und Prüfung: Vortrag gehalten auf dem Fachforum "Gebäudeintegrierte Photovoltaik für Green Buildings", Stuttgart, Germany, 16. November 2017
Rehde, F.; Wilson, H.R.
Presentation
2017Potential analysis of a new removable insulation system
Pflug, T.; Bueno, B.; Siroux, M.; Kuhn, T.E.
Journal Article
2017Progress in building-integrated solar thermal systems
Maurer, C.; Cappel, C.; Kuhn, T.E.
Journal Article
2017Solar thermal venetian blinds - transparency, user comfort and solar energy in one!
Haeringer, S.; Abderrahman, I.; Vongsingha, P.; Kuhn, T.; Denz, P.; Maurer, C.
Conference Paper
2017Solare Energieversorgungskonzepte für Wohngebäude - Messtechnischen Analysen zum Betriebsverhalten und Bewertungsverfahren für die Strom- und Wärmeversorgung: Zusammenfassung
Oliva, A.; Bestenlehner, D.; Drück, H.; Bockelmann, F.; Peter, M.
Conference Paper
2017Solarthermische Gebäudehüllen - neue Konzepte für die Architektur
Maurer, C.; Hermann, M.
Journal Article
2017Solarthermische Jalousie - Entwicklung und Bewertung einer schaltbaren thermischen Kopplung
Haeringer, S.F.; Abderrahman, I.; Vongsingha, P.; Covarrubias, S.; Kuhn, T.E.; Denz, P.-R.; Maurer, C.
Conference Paper
2017Solarthermische Jalousie - Entwicklung und Bewertung einer schaltbaren thermischen Kopplung: Poster präsentiert auf dem 27. Symposium "Thermische Solarenergie" 2017, Bad Staffelstein, Germany, 10.05.2017-12.05.2017
Haeringer, S.F.; Abderrahman, I.; Vongsingha, P.; Covarrubias, S.; Amann, U.; Kuhn, T.E.; Denz, P.-R.; Maurer, C.
Poster
2017Sputtered Si3N4 and SiO2 electron barrier layer between a redox electrolyte and the WO3 film in electrochromic devices
Bogati, S.; Georg, A.; Graf, W.
Journal Article
2017State of the art of advanced solar control devices for buildings
Kuhn, T.E.
Journal Article
2017Szenarien für Strombedarf und Stromerzeugung bis 2050 - Potentiale zur Reduktion des Energiebedarfs und zur regenerativen Stromerzeugung
Palzer, A.; Sterchele, P.; Henning, H.-M.
Conference Paper
2017Testing
Maurer, C.; Wilson, H.; Kuhn, T.
Book Article
2017What does "normal-normal transmittance" mean for light-scattering materials?: Presentation held at Colloquium "Optical Spectromtetry", COSP 2017, Berlin, Germany, 27-29th November 2017
Wilson, H.R.; Bueno, B.; Hanek, J.; Riethmüller, C.; Illg, H.; Deroisy, B.; Kuhn, T.; Colloquium "Optical Spectrometry" (COSP) <2017, Berlin>
Presentation
2016Assessment of thermodynamic equilibrium properties of salt hydrates for heat transformation applications at different temperature levels
Laurenz, E.; Füldner, G.; Schnabel, L.
Abstract
2016BIPV Technologien und Anwendungen - eine Übersicht
Sprenger, W.; Ferrara, C.
Conference Paper
2016Density-based clustering algorithm for fault detection and identification in HVAC systems
Benndorf, G.; Réhault, N.
Conference Paper
2016Effects of measurement conditions on operation limits of solar horizontal heat pipes
Morawietz, K.; Röschl, T.; Abdul Halim, I.A.B.; Paul, T.; Hermann, M.
Journal Article
2016Elektrisches Design einer PV-Anlage mit bauwerkbedingten Modulgrößen
Sprenger, W.; Wilson, H.; Kuhn, T.
Conference Paper
2016Energie - Gebäudeperformance in Planung und Betrieb optimieren
Herkel, S.; Köhler, B.; Kalz, D.
Book Article
2016Die Entwicklung des Energiesystems und die Rolle netzdienlicher Gebäude: Vortrag gehalten bei den Berliner Energietagen, Workshop "Netzdienliche Gebäude und Quartiere", Berlin, Germany, 12.04.2016
Henning, H.-M.
Presentation
2016Gebäudehülle und Energie: Aktive und passive Systeme: Vortrag gehalten bei Gebäudehülle und Energie, Strasbourg, France, 01.03.2016
Maurer, C.; Bueno, B.
Presentation
2016Komplettcharakterisierung einer winkelselektiven PV-Verglasung PVShade®
Wilson, H.; Sprenger, W.; Fath, K.; Erban, C.; Kuhn, T.
Book Article
2016Monitoring results and optimization of a facade integrated ventilation concept for building retrofit
Coydon, F.; Duran, M.; Dinkel, A.; Herkel, S.
Journal Article
2016A numerical and experimental analysis of the performance of a combined solar unit for air conditioning and water desalination
Guidara, Z.; Morgenstern, A.; Younes Maalej, A.
Journal Article
2016Raout-in: Color rendering of objects in a daylit room viewed from outdoors
Kuhn, T.E.; Wilson, H.R.; Hanek, J.; Santamouri, M.
Journal Article
2016Review of standards for integrating BIPV-modules in building facade and roof: Public version of the deliverable D2.2
Rehde, Franziska; Szacsvay, Tamás; Peppas, Antonis; Frontini, Francesco; Marchi, Francesca; Hecker, Robert; Kuhn, Tilmann; Weller, Bernhard; Rehde, Franziska
Report
2016Technik und Systeme - Solarthermie
Maurer, C.; Kuhn, T.
Book Article
2016Technisch-ökonomische Analyse von Maßnahmen und Potentialen zur energetischen Sanierung im Wohngebäudesektor heute und für das Jahr 2050
Sterchele, P.; Kalz, D.; Palzer, A.
Journal Article
2016Tetramethylthiourea (TMTU) as an alternative redox mediator for electrochromic devices
Bogati, S.; Georg, A.; Jerg, C.; Graf, W.
Journal Article
2015"AKTIFAS" Fassadenintegrierte Solarthermie: Bestandsaufnahme und Entwicklung zukunftsfähiger Konzepte: Die Zukunft fassadenintegrierter Solarthermie, Schlussbericht, Projekt Aktifas
Cappel, C.; Streicher, W.; Hauer, M.; Lichtblau, F.; Szuder, T.; Kuhn, T.E.; Maurer, C.
Report
2015Closed translucent facade elements with switchable U-value - a novel option for energy management via the facade
Pflug, T.; Kuhn, T.E.; Nörenberg, R.; Glück, A.; Nestle, N.; Maurer, C.
Journal Article
2015Elektrochrome Systeme: Eine "systematische" Übersicht
Georg, A.
Book Article
2015Evaluation of various retrofitting concepts of building envelope for offices equipped with large radiant ceiling panels by dynamic simulations
Jordan, S.; Hafner, J.; Kuhn, T.E.; Legat, A.; Zbašnik-Senegačnik, M.
Journal Article
2015Fener: A radiance-based modelling to assess the thermal and daylighting performance of complex fenestration systems in office spaces
Bueno, B.; Wienold, J.; Katsifaraki, A.; Kuhn, T.E.
Journal Article
2015Forschungs- und Entwicklungs-Roadmap für solarthermische Fassaden
Cappel, C.; Kuhn, T.E.; Maurer, C.
Conference Paper
2015Grid impact of a net zero energy building with BiPV using different energy mangament strategies
Klein, K.; Kalz, D.; Herkel, S.
Conference Paper
2015"GWERT-TRACKER" Neues Verfahren zur Outdoor-Charakterisierung von Fassadenkollektoren und BIPV. Schlussbericht: Laufzeit: 01.10.2011 - 31.03.2015
Maurer, C.; Amann, U.; Lauro, P. di; Hanek, J.; Fahr, S.; Kramer, K.; Kuhn, T.
Report
2015Kennliniensimulation für waferbasierte Photovoltaikmodule
Sprenger, W.; Hofmann, M.; Kuhn, T.E.
Conference Paper
2015A method for predicting the economic potential of (building-integrated) photovoltaics in urban areas based on hourly Radiance simulations
Fath, K.; Stengel, J.; Sprenger, W.; Wilson, H.R.; Schultmann, F.; Kuhn, T.E.
Journal Article
2015Methodology and first results of an R&D road map for façade-integrated solar thermal systems
Maurer, C.; Cappel, C.; Kuhn, T.E.
Journal Article
2015Modelling and simulation of building-integrated solar thermal systems: Behaviour of the coupled building/system configuration
Lamnatou, C.; Mondol, J.D.; Chemisana, D.; Maurer, C.
Journal Article
2015Modelling and simulation of building-integrated solar thermal systems: Behaviour of the system
Lamnatou, C.; Mondol, J.D.; Chemisana, D.; Maurer, C.
Journal Article
2015Modelling building-integrated solar thermal systems
Maurer, C.; Cappel, C.; Kuhn, T.
Conference Paper
2015Présentation d'un modèle détaillé d'isolation commutable: Paper presented at Congré Francais de Thermique 2015, La Rochelle, France, 26.05.2015-29.05.2015
Pflug, T.; Siroux, M.; Nestle, N.; Maurer, C.
Presentation
2015Research and development roadmap for facade-integrated solar thermal systems
Cappel, C.; Kuhn, T.E.; Maurer, C.
Report
2015Simple models for architecture with BIPVT or BIST
Maurer, C.; Sprenger, W.; Lämmle, M.; Kuhn, T.
Conference Paper
2015Simple models for building-integrated solar thermal systems
Maurer, C.; Cappel, C.; Kuhn, T.E.
Journal Article
2015What are the developments in BIPV evaluation, certification and regulation policies to open up larger market potentials?: Presentation held at 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, EU PVSEC 2015, 14 to 18 September 2015, Hamburg, Germany
Sprenger, W.; Frontini, F.
Presentation
2014Assessment of a photovoltaic thermal (PVT) prefabricated facade
Katsifaraki, A.; Bueno, B.; Kuhn, T.E.; Maurer, C.
Conference Paper
2014Barriers to the market penetration of façade-integrated solar thermal systems
Cappel, C.; Streicher, W.; Lichtblau, F.; Maurer, C.
Conference Paper
2014Calorimetric determination of the solar heat gain coefficient g with steady-state laboratory measurements
Kuhn, T.E.
Journal Article
2014Eigenstromnutzung
Kuhn, T.E.; Kneiske, T.; Hoffmann, C.
Book Article
2014Energiesparende funktionelle Beschichtungen von Fluorpolymermembranen
Seifert, W.; Georg, A.; Heintze, M.; Antochin, S.
Conference Paper
2014Fenestration energy rating in the german context: Presentation held at Fall Membership Meeting of the National Fenestration Rating Council 2014, Victoria, B.C., Canada, 22.09.2014-25.09.2014
Wilson, H.R.
Presentation
2014Feuchtekorrosion von Wärmeschutzschichten auf Basis dünner Silberschichten
Georg, A.
Book Article
2014First measurement results of a pilot building with transparent façade collectors
Maurer, C.; Gasnier, D.; Pflug, T.; Plešec, P.; Hafner, J.; Jordan, S.; Kuhn, T.E.
Conference Paper
2014Future BIPV Market(s)?!
Ferrara, C.; Vicente Iñigo, C.
Conference Paper
2014Hybrid PV-thermal collector development: Concepts, experiences, results and research needs
Fortuin, S.; Hermann, M.; Stryi-Hipp, G.; Nitz, P.; Platzer, W.
Conference Paper
2014Monitoring Results and Optimization of a Facade Integrated Ventilation Concept for Building Retrofit: Presentation held at Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, 35th AIVC Conference, 24-25 September 2014, Poznan, Poland
Coydon, F.; Duran, M.; Dinkel, A.; Herkel, S.
Presentation
2014PVShade® - Winkelselektive Photovoltaik-Verglasung: Funktionales Fassadendesign mit hochwertiger Optik
Wilson, H.; Fath, K.; Sprenger, W.; Kuhn, T.E.
Journal Article
2014Rethinking solar resource assessments in the context of global dimming and brightening
Müller, B.; Wild, M.; Driesse, A.; Behrens, K.
Journal Article
2014Solarvalley-BIPV: Ertrags- und Wirtschaftlichkeitsanalyse von BIPV-Anlagen mit CIGS-Modulen
Wilson, H.R.; Sprenger, W.; Kröger-Vodde, A.; Fath, K.; Münch, M.; Caspary, D.; Bayer, L.; Kuhn, T.E.
Conference Paper
2014SolarValley-BIPV: Simulation und Analyse des Betriebsverhaltens von PV-Anlagen mit a-Si/µ-Si-Modulen
Wilson, H.; Sprenger, W.; Römer, N.; Kröger-Vodde, A.; Heidelberg, A.; Caspary, D.; Bayer, L.
Conference Paper
2014Verfügbare Komponenten und Systeme fassadenintegrierter Solarthermie: Bericht aus dem Projekt Aktifas
Cappel, C.; Kuhn, T. E.; Maurer, C.
Report
2013BIPV-standard module for large-scale halls
Ferrara, C.; Vicente Iñigo, C.
Conference Paper
2013Evaluation of a simplified model for façade collectors
Pflug, T.; Lauro, P. di; Kuhn, T.; Maurer, C.
Conference Paper
2013The g value of building-integrated solar thermal systems
Maurer, C.; Kuhn, T.E.
Conference Paper
2013Heating and cooling in high-rise buildings using facade-integrated transparent solar thermal collector systems
Maurer, C.; Baumann, T.; Hermann, M.; Lauro, P. di; Pavan, S.; Michel, L.; Kuhn, T.E.
Journal Article
2013Neue Solarthermie- und BIPV-Fassadenkomponenten
Kuhn, T.E.
Journal Article
2013Optically switchable coatings: Paper presented at 4th Power Electronics for Plasma Engineering Konferenz 2013, Freiburg, Germany, 22.05.2013-23.05.2013
Georg, A.
Presentation
2013Rapid retrofit solutions integrating HVAC into prefabricated EWIS systems: Paper presented at CLIMA 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, 16.06.2013-19.06.2013
Coydon, F.; Dinkel, A.; Herkel, S.
Presentation
2013Vermeidung von Blendung im Innenraum und Steigerung des Ertrags von solarthermischen Fassaden-Röhrenkollektoren
Lauro, P. di; Kuhn, T.E.; Maurer, C.
Conference Paper
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