Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Müller

RWTH Aachen University
Director of the Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate
Address: RWTH Aachen University
Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings
and Indoor Climate 
Turmstr. 46
52064 Aachen
Germany
Phone: +49 241 80 49760
Fax: +49 241 80 49769
Email: DMueller@eonerc.rwth-aachen.de
Webpage: http://www.eonerc.rwth-aachen.de/ebc
The aim of the research activities of the Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate is to reduce the energy demand for the creation of thermally comfortable interiors. In addition to the consideration of vehicle interiors, the building is the focus of investigations. The interaction of measures at the building envelope and system technology to increase the energy efficiency of buildings stands in the context of urban energy system with a coupling of thermal and electrical networks. For the development of decentralized energy supply concepts with integration of renewable energy sources concepts of generation, load and storage management are developed. They are based on an intelligent communication between all components from the energy conversion all the way through to the energy distribution and the energy transfer to the room under consideration of the user behavior. The work of the Institute is based on comprehensive test equipment and advanced simulation methods, as well as the coupling of simulation and real hardware.