Team “Building Energy Systems and Building Automation“

The Building Energy Systems and Building Automation team addresses all issues related to the energy demand of buildings and system components, always with a focus on the reduction of the energy demand while considering the benefit requirements.

Research focus

The Building Energy Systems and Building Automation team addresses energetic issues of buildings as well as of individual system components and energy systems for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The evaluation correlates with the demand development, i.e. based on the case of application, the benefit transfer in the room, via the distribution, storage, and the generation of energy.

The behavior of buildings and systems is investigated via coupled building and systems simulations or computational fluid dynamics. Besides, system components are investigated in laboratory tests or with the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) method.




  1. A. Berg, T. Henzler, K. Stergiaropoulos, M. Schwarz, and R. Wagner, “Bewertung und Optimierung der Luftführung in Klassenräumen bei maschineller Lüftung,” KKA – Kälte Klima Aktuell, Gütersloh, pp. 55–58, 2022.
  2. A. Berg, T. Rahtje, T. Henzler, K. Stergiaropoulos, M. Schwarz, and R. Wagner, “Planungsleitfaden zur maschinellen Luftführung in Klassenräumen,” TGA-Report (Fachverband Gebäude-Klima e. V.), Ludwigsburg, pp. 1–32, 2022.
  3. C. Karczewski, “Flexibilitätspotential durch prädiktive Regelung von Wärmepumpen,” Elektro Wirtschaft, Dortmund, 2022.
  4. C. Karczewski, T. Henzler, and K. Stergiaropoulos, “Flexibilitätspotential von prädiktiv geregelten Wärmepumpen,” KI - Kälte Luft und Klimatechnik, Ausgabe 06-07/2022, 2022, [Online]. Available: /brokenurl#Heidelberg
  5. C. Karczewski, T. Henzler, and K. Stergiaropoulos, “Increasing the Energy Flexibility of Buildings controlled by Model Predictive Control,” CLIMA2022 14th REHVA HVAC World Congress, Rotterdam, 2022.
  6. C. Karczewski, J. Tholen, and M. Schäfer, “Smart-Energy-Sauna: CO2-Optimal Charging of a Thermal Energy Storage through Model Predictive Control,” HEFAT-ATE 2022 16th International Conference, Amsterdam/Online, 2022.
  7. D. Schwede and Y. Wang, “Reference weather datasets for building simulation in Vietnam considering thermal and hygrothermal characteristics,” Building and Environment, vol. 220, p. 109022, Jul. 2022, doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109022.
  8. Y. Wang, D. Schwede, and K. Stergiaropoulos, “Approach to holistic energy comfort and health management in residential buildings with split air conditioning units,” iiSBE Forum of Young Researchers in Sustainable Building 2022 (YRSB22), Prag (Tschechien ), 2022.
  9. Y. Wang, F. Frey, D. Schwede, and K. Stegiaropoulos, “Recognition and Analysis of Air-conditioner Operation Based on Basic IAQ-monitoring,” The 14th REHVA HVAC World Congress (CLIMA 2022 ), Rotterdam (Die Niederlande), 2022.
  10. Y. Wang, A. Maixiwuer, D. Schwede, and K. Stergiaropoulos, “Using a calibrated multi-zone building model to analyse the impact of occupant behaviour on building performance,” E3S Web of Conferences, vol. 356, p. 01039, 2022, doi: 10.1051/e3sconf/202235601039.


This image shows Dr.-Ing. Tobias Henzler

Dr.-Ing. Tobias Henzler


Coordinator of Teaching; Team Lead

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