Steinbeis Transfer Center Energy, Building and Solar Engineering


  • Feasibility studies and energy concepts for buildings and residential developments
  • Consulting on the implementation of energy concepts
  • Engineering plans in line with HOAI (heating, ventilation, sanitation, building physics, solar technology, district heating supply)
  • Seminars and training

Key Areas

  • Low energy building concepts
    • Holistic concepts for office complexes and apartment blocks
    • End-to-end ecological assessments
    • Natural ventilation systems
    • Optimal combination of thermal insulation, heating and cooling, ventilation and use of natural light
  • Energy concepts for residential estate and business developments
    • Energy indicators for new developments
    • Energy and commercial analysis of supply options (involving solar technology, biomass, cogeneration units, ...)
    • Consulting on the implementation of innovative supply concepts
  • Building renovations
    • Stocktaking
    • Saving energy with thermal insulation
    • Holistic concepts for heating, ventilation and lighting
  • Solar technology
    • Solar heating and photovoltaic systems
    • Dynamic simulation of solar energy-based heating supply
    • Optimization of components (seasonal heat storage, large collectors)
    • Monitoring and measurement of solar energy systems
  • Building physics
    • Heat and sound insulation
    • Thermal bridge minimization
    • Building protection
  • Biomass use
    • Central heating using wood chips and pellets
    • Carbon-neutral district heating supply (solar and biomass)
    • Operator RFPs
  • Housing technology
    • Heating – ventilation – sanitation
    • Component activation
    • Heat recovery
    • Cooling through groundwater
  • Training and courses
    • Fundamentals of solar technology for installers
    • Continuing professional development for architects and engineers

Project Examples

  • Planning and request for proposal for a solar energy-based district heating project (with temporary and long-term heat storage)
  • Concept for office complex (primary energy requirement < 100 kWh/m2a)
  • Planning and request for proposal for solar panel systems
  • Concept development and planning of minimum energy and passive energy houses
  • Refurbishment of school buildings (heat insulation, heating system, solar protection, solar panel system)
  • Planning of district heating supply based on pallet furnaces (central heating, heating network, transmission stations, housing technology)
  • Training of architects and developers on new energy saving regulations


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Gropiusplatz 10, D-70563 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 99007-5
Fax: +49 711 99007-99
Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Norbert Fisch
Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Baumgärtner
Dr.-Ing. Boris Mahler
(Stand: 08/30/2023)

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