Climate Positive Engineering

  • German
  • Munich
  • On Campus
  • 4790 €, Discounts available

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Climate Positive Engineering – Planning principles for decarbonization in the building sector

The certificate program “Climate Positive Engineering” teaches the most important technical basics, as well as application-related skills, in the field of “climate-responsive building design”. The program covers the design process and a human-centered design approach, before focusing on building physics, life cycle assessment fundamentals and simulation tools. The course is divided into three modules: Human & Architecture, Building Physics & Carbon Balancing, and Measurement & Simulation Tools. Experienced instructors teach technical and planning processes for a CO2-positive transformation of the built environment to specialists and executives in the construction industry, presenting forward-looking tools and new technologies for building design.

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Why this program?

One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is finding a means to deliver holistic and sustainable decarbonization. In this context, the construction sector is of particular importance, accounting for about one third of total CO2 emissions. The goal of decarbonization in the construction sector requires a re-evaluation of interaction and the resulting comfort parameters. We believe “Climate Positive Engineering” is inevitable and therefore it is important that the industry shift to interdisciplinary and holistic design processes. This comprehensive certificate program has been developed in close cooperation with the Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, Prof. Auer, at the Technical University of Munich. Based on current problems and the latest scientific findings, it prepares participants for the future of climate-positive building.


  • Provider: TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning
  • Certificate: After successful completion of the final exam, you will receive a certificate from the Technical University of Munich
  • Academic Responsibility: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Auer
  • Modules: Module 1: Human & Architecture
    Module 2: Building Physics & Carbon Balancing
    Module 3: Measurement & Simulation Tools
  • Language: German
  • Target Group: Specialist designers/engineers (e.g. building services engineering, building physics) and civil engineers as well as managers in construction companies, architects, interior architects and urban planners as well as experts from related fields who would like to further educate themselves on the topic of climate-friendly building with a technical focus.
  • Access requirements: Proof of completed studies or a corresponding qualification in one of the above-mentioned areas
  • Location: Munich
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Dates: Next program start in 2022, exact dates will be published here as soon as possible
  • Format: On campus
  • Program fee: 4,790 €*
    10% discount for members of our cooperation partners
    10% discount for TUM Alumni and employees of BMW Group in Germany

*Based on our experience, the German tax benefits help many of our participants to self-finance their education as these can be worth of up to 50% of tuition fees and program related travel costs. Please, consult your personal tax advisor for more details. For participants of our programs residing outside Germany this might be applicable, please check the situation with the local tax authorities in your country of residence.

If you want to learn more about how Climate Positive Engineering can transform the building industry, read the interview with Prof. Auer here.


  • Sustainable building design
  • Climate and indoor comfort
  • Robust building design
  • Carbon balancing
  • Building physics
  • Light and light simulation
  • Thermodynamic building simulation


  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Auer
    Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, TUM
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Hausladen
    Engineering office Hausladen
  • Prof. Andreas Hild
    Chair for Architectural Design, Rebuilding and Conservation, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Sedlbauer
    Chair of Building Physics, TUM
  • Dr.-Ing. Roland Göttig
    Chair of Building Physics, TUM
  • Amandus Samsøe Sattler
    President DGNB
  • Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Utz
    Director DGNB Academy
  • Architectural office Auer Weber
  • Architectural office Behnisch Architekten


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Please note: The current Corona regulations apply to all programs. We will continuously inform registered participants about any changes, e.g. regarding the implementation of on-campus events. If you have any questions, please contact our program managers at any time.


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