German Energiewende – Impact on Buildings and their Inhabitants     

July  15 – August  11, 2018

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

What is it all about?

The Hessen International Summer University is a 4-week-programme taught in English focusing on smart homes, renewable energies, electrical engineering and energy management.

Academic Module: German Energiewende – Impact on Buildings and their Inhabitants

  • Smart Living in the house of the future (improvement of living comfort by building automation, how building automation can influence efficiency among the supply/consumer chain, interaction of house, car and smart grid and its impact on efficiency, opportunities for the increase of safety with building automation)
  • Influence of renewable energies on the power system (energy supply, distribution and consumption)
  • Options of renewable power generation for family houses (geothermal energy, wind energy, solar energy and water power)
  • Climate communication – impact of ‘Energiewende’ on individual behavior
  • E-mobility and its interaction with the house (battery systems, interaction of car, house and additional storage systems)
  • Academic excursion to a ski resort in the Alps: how does a ski resort deal with climate change, its impact and how it makes use of renewable energies

Spend your summer break at one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany and meet new friends from Germany and from all over the world.

Students can earn 6 ECTS upon successful completion of the academic course and 3 ECTS for attending the German language course.

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