Our research activity orbits all questions regarding the level of comfort for humans and plants within a built environment. The development of simulation tools and empirical research work to evaluate potentials of land use reduction are key topics.
Research activities focus on the intention to make cities more energy efficient. Models and methods get develop to analyse food system borders of urban agglomerations, climate analysis, daylight analysis comparisons (lux, PPFD, DLI) during crop rotations and throughout the year to find adequate building typologies with ideal level of comfort for plants and humans. The dissertation "up! Contribution of Vertical Farms to increase the overall Energy Efficiency of Cities" offered the basis for the software development department. The raison d'etre for Vertical Farms only can be achieved if land use and energy consumption drastically can be reduced.