EDUwood: Climate protection potential of timber construction on the campus of the University of Technology Nuremberg

Project Duration
01.09.2022 - 30.11.2023

Funding Organization
Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art
Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Construction and Transport
Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry

Project Partners
TUM, Chair of Architecture and Timber Construction
TUM, Chair of Timber Structures and Building Construction

A new campus will be built for the University of Technology Nuremberg in the coming years. A total of around 40 buildings of different uses with a total NUF of 90,000 m² will be built on the site. In the EDUwood research project, possible construction types for the buildings planned predominantly in timber construction are being determined, taking climate protection potentials into account. On the basis of exemplary room typologies, possible building constructions are investigated with regard to building physics (e.g. sound insulation, fire protection, thermal insulation) and building construction (e.g. construction method, spans) parameters. By means of life cycle analyses and thermal building simulations, the global warming potential (GWP) and the primary energy demand are determined and compared with conventional construction methods.

The results are incorporated into a practice-oriented recommendation for action, which includes a decision matrix for different room typologies and building constructions, taking into account the above-mentioned aspects.

Nico Ehlers, Kathrin Theilig


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  • Ehlers, Nico; Theilig, Kathrin; Lang, Werner: Life cycle-based comparison of office buildings in timber and concrete construction with special consideration of thermal masses using building simulation. Proceedings of the 18th IBPSA Conference, 2023, 1402 - 1409 more…