Modern energy concepts of settlements and neighborhoods with an increasing share of renewable, decentralized energy supply will be the future. Buildings are on their way of transformation from energy consumers to active energy suppliers. The planning of optimized but increasingly complex building energy systems can be facilitated and realized through the use of simulation-based planning tools.
Interdisciplinary networking is an important instrument for the holistic analysis of buildings that are no longer to be seen as isolated constructions, but in interaction with the infrastructure surrounding them. The integration of research results from different domains plays an increasingly important role.
The CESBP 2016 and BauSIM 2016 are hosted under a common organizational roof in order to promote the networking of national and international research groups from very different fields. Through their complementary contents and thematic orientation both conferences offer participants many opportunities to open up new fields of knowledge and to develop personal networks further.
The conference program of the CESBP 2016 integrates in addition to the classic building physical applications and new developments a strong focus ranging from energy-efficient construction up to plus-energy concepts for settlements and neighborhoods. The complementary program of the BauSIM 2016 addresses diverse technologies of application and further development of modern simulation-based planning tools with a special focus on building energy systems and services on the one hand, but also with respect to the more general areas of construction research.
The conference language of the CESBP 2016 is English. Both German and English contributions are welcome for the BauSIM 2016. We wish us all a good success of both conferences. Their combination constitutes in this form on the one hand a novelty; on the other hand it is also an obvious and logical next step on the way to net-zero energy buildings.
John Grunewald & Clemens Felsmann
September 6, 2016
The conference is supported by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments.