Our research and work are focused in the following areas:

Thermographic imaging
Thermographic imaging

Building systems

New forms of buildings and technologies require new components, systems, and improved calculation processes. 

Our working areas:

Research and the provision of services in heating, ventilation, and climate control technology.

Energy management

Rational energy use as the key to improving the competitiveness of industrial and community-based businesses.

Near-surface geothermal energy

The energy transition is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century and near-surface geothermal energy is a sleeping giant of the thermal energy transition.

The term near-surface geothermal energy refers to geothermal applications with installation depths in the top five metres of the ground. The systems primarily include horizontal and vertical geothermal collectors as well as special designs such as trench collectors, ground ice storage, large collector systems, and others. The Institute for Energy and Building (ieg) at the Ohm conducts research in the area of near-surface geothermal energy increasingly in the computation and optimization of these systems in order to make them available for broader use as a key technology for the energy transition. Our know-how spans from detailed numerical planning across intensive monitoring to continuous optimization in established systems. All systems - from the smallest collector systems to ground ice storage to large collector systems - can be extensively investigated and measured. Numerical simulation procedures are continually validated and calibrated to ensure the system statuses that are computed are as close to reality as possible. Over ten years of valuable experience in application-oriented research projects in this field provide the basis of our expertise.Our work is on:
Calculation and simulation processesMonitoring and operational optimisation

Click this link for an overview of the research carried out in this area hier.