Urban Energy Systems
Bauhaus-Institute for
Infrastructure Solutions
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar


Coudraystrasse 7
99423 Weimar

+49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 32

+49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 39

mark.jentsch @ uni-weimar.de

Welcome to Urban Energy Systems at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Research and Teaching Profile    
The supply of energy and the associated energy infrastructure are essential to keep the urban environment 'alive' and as such should be an integral part of urban design considerations.

Urban Energy Systems research and education within the Bauhaus-Institute for Infrastructure Solutions (b.is) at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar considers core areas of energy provision and consumption in the urban environment, today and in the future under a changing climate. This includes considerations of energy efficiency, urban energy fluxes, renewable energy generation as well as the implications of user preference and behaviour.

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The research and education in the field of Urban Energy Systems is centred on fundamental and applied research in the areas of sustainable urbanism and construction. The knowledge base includes:
  • Urban energy analyses
  • The future performance of the urban environment under a changing climate
  • The generation of weather data series for energy system and building performance simulation
  • Energy efficient building refurbishment
  • The development of teaching programmes with respect to energy and sustainability issues

International Collaboration
The area of Urban Energy Systems at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar holds close contact with researchers of the Sustainable Energy Research Group at the University of Southampton, where Assoc. Prof. Jentsch is a Visiting Lecturer. Research collaboration is undertaken with respect to 'Liveable Cities', energy performance in buildings, thermal comfort studies and weather data for engineering applications. The collaboration also includes the involvement in the supervision of PhD projects with respect to these topics.

>> Sustainable Energy Research Group at the University of Southampton

Further contacts exist to the Departamento de Ingeniería de Obras Civiles at the Universidad de La Frontera in Temuco, Chile and the Department of Engineering Services within the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) in Thimphu, Bhutan. In February 2015 a team of researchers from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar embarked on a collaborative research project with the partners from the MoWHS which aims at investigating options for sustainable thermal insulation of buildings in Bhutan.

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Latest News

November 2016 - Ms Sefanie Hörnlein receives Erhard Hampe Award for her MSc thesis.

July 2016
- PhD researcher Aner Martinez Soto wins science slam at the university's summaery 2016 event / MSc students present their work at the accompanying exhibition.

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Publication Highlights

Most cited paper - Jentsch MF, Bahaj AS, James PAB, Climate change future proofing of buildings – Generation and assessment of building simulation weather files, Energy and Buildings, 40 (12) (2008) 2148-2168.

>> Google Scholar Citation Analysis

Most recent paper - Jentsch MF, Kulle C, Bode T, Pauer T, Osburg A, Tenzin, Namgyel K, Euthra K, Dukjey J, Tenzin K, Field study of the building physics properties of common building types in the Inner Himalayan valleys of Bhutan, Energy for Sustainable Development, 38 (2017) 48-66.

>> Publications
Current Research Projects

SusTherm - Scoping study for sustainable thermal insulation of buildings under the alpine climate conditions of Bhutan
Role: principal investigator
Funding body: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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LocalHy -
Decentralised electrolysis of water from renewable energy with combined hydrogen and oxygen use
Role: subproject principal investigator
Funding body: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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