Grid Modernization in Massachusetts: Roundtable Speaker Series

Hans Erhorn

Head of Department of Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate, Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics (Fraunhofer IBP)

Hans Erhorn is the featured speaker for Fraunhofer CSE's 2nd event in the Grid Modernization in Massachusetts Speaker Series: "Driving Energy Efficiency through Residential Scorecards."

Hans is the Head of the Department of Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate at Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Fraunhofer IBP) in Stuttgart, Germany. Hans worked on the addition of ‘energy performance certificates’ in 2007 to the existing German ‘Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV)’ implemented in 2002 and currently works with the European Union to develop the next generation of Energy Passes (Cards) for residential and commercial buildings.

Hans holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from Hermann Rietschel Institute of Berlin University of Technology. He is a specialist in developing energy concepts for buildings and estates, energy efficient building components and ventilation strategies as well as simulation tools. He has been project coordinator of about 250 national and international research, development and demonstration projects within the last 35 years. He is national scientific coordinator in the long-term German national research program on deep retrofitting of schools (EnEff:Schule), is scientific coordinator of the national research program on energy surplus houses (Effizienzhaus-Plus) and is member of the accompanying research team of the national program energy efficient cities (EnEff:Stadt) and energy optimized buildings (EnoB). Hans is coordinator of the EU-FP 7 large demonstration project “School of the Future” and since 2005 Leader of the Central Theme New Buildings with the focus on “nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB)” in the EU-Concerted Action EPBD project. 

For over 30 years, he has been an acting consultant to the German government concerning the legal energy requirement setting and is chair of the coordinating panel for standardization on energy efficiency in buildings in Germany and national representative and member in different ISO and CEN standardization committees. Hans has also been an assistant professor at Stuttgart University since 1990 and was a visiting professor at Graz University of Technology in 2002. 


Featured Speaker on Scorecards

Hans Erhorn
Head of Department of Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate, Fraunhofer IBP