Innovation Center Prof. Dr.-Ing. John Grunewald

Building climatology and building physics

The Innovation Center for Building Climatology and Building Physics is concerned with the research focus of energy-efficient buildings. This includes topics such as thermal comfort, indoor air quality, ventilation and mold prevention, pollutant emissions, user behavior, ventilation and drainage technology, lighting/daylighting, plus energy, energy self-sufficiency, and many more.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. John Grunewald

Dresden University of Technology
Professorship for Building Physics
Office Building Zellescherweg BZW
Zellescherweg 17
01069 Dresden

Short Vita

Career and professional stations:

  • Senior Director of the Institute for Building Climatology at the Technical University of Dresden and holder of the professorship for building physics
  • Before that, various academic positions, such as Associate Professor at Syracuse University, NY (USA) or e.g. Scientific Director of the research project INSUMAT (EU).
  • Until 1991 studies of civil engineering at the University of Applied Sciences for Civil Engineering in Cottbus (BTU), specialization in construction informatics

Research and development

  • Development of own building physics software
  • Determination of hygrothermal material properties
  • Building physics quality assurance
  • Damage assessment
  • Building physics monitoring of buildings and constructions
  • Building energy simulation
  • Plant simulation of HVAC systems in buildings


  • Energy optimized construction
  • Energy concepts for buildings and neighborhoods
  • Material and component research

Reference projects

  • Structural-physical support of the construction of the Perlmutter adventure center in Adorf
  • Material investigation on a listed building of an old malt house and recommendation for refurbishment against the background of energetic upgrading.
  • Comparative thermal calculations of different roof structures to determine the thermally optimal variant for a structural connection point in the construction of a house made of carbon concrete.
  • Bismarck Monument Hamburg
  • Semper Opera House Dresden
  • To the three references


  • Neighborhood simulation Bamberg
  • Neighborhood simulation Bad Nauheim
  • Simulation mixed building Geretsried

Service profiles of the Innovation Center

  • Comfort und user acceptance
  • Energy concepts
  • Buildings und Quarters
  • Material development und monitoring
  • Sustainable redevelopment
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