The IBPSC came runner up in the category "entreprise" (german: Unternehmen) at the TÜV Austria science awards 2022 for the CovEd project led by Prof Robert McLeod.
For further information, please watch our youtube video - Thanks so much for the support of our Rektor Harald Kainz and the Max Planck Institute.
From September 20th -22nd 2022, the IBPSC visited the BauSIM in Weimar. Five conference papers were presented. These were given by Mr. DI Fatos Pollozhani, Mr. DI Daniel Rüdisser, Dr Matej Gustin, Ass Prof Dr Hans Hafellner, and Prof Rob McLeod. Prof Christina Hopfe gave one of the three keynotes on the topic "Can we unleash the power of simulation to change the world?" Daniel Rüdisser won one of the scientific prizes with his paper on "Application of the RadiCal-method to model solar gains through the building envelope". Many congratulations! The next BauSIM will take place in 2024 at the Vienna University of Technology. We look forward to participating.
On Friday 10th June 2022 we celebrated the inauguration (German ‘Antrittsvorlesung’) of three new professors in our institute. In a ceremony held in the Aula room of Rechbauerstaße 12, at TU Graz, Professor’s, McLeod, Monsberger and Hopfe delivered their inaugural speeches, with the following titles:
The event was hosted by the Dean Prof. Martin Schanz with a welcome speech by the Vice Rector Prof. Horst Bischof. Following the speeches, food and drink were served in the outside courtyard and the festivities continued late into the night. We would like to extend a warm thank you to all our guests and colleagues who attended and supported this very special event.
As part of the course Building and Industrial Construction, an excursion was made to the construction site of the buildings "Data House" and "SAL Building" of the Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft.
Accompanied by of the responsible persons of the clients, the planning and the building physics very interesting information about the planning and the building process could be imparted to the excursion participants.
The IBPSC thanks very much for the opportunity to visit the construction site.
You can find more information about the buildings here:
Foundation Stone laid for two new Research Centers at TU Graz
Data House und SAL Building (German)
Univ.-Prof Dr Hopfe receives the Dufton Silver Medal for 2021 for the journal paper "Balancing daylight and overheating in low-energy design using CIBSE improved weather files" available at https://lnkd.in/dKxmvGmb written by Eleonora Brembilla, John Mardaljevic, Anastasia Mylona, Eirini Mantesi and herself.
The paper considers the requirements to balance the light available in a space so as to reduce overheating risk, adopting a newly developed solar radiation model. More information at https://lnkd.in/deyu2dqp
The Dufton medal (last awarded in 1999) is awarded for papers relating to fundamental research.