RWTH Real Estate Conference 2017: Energy, Environment, and Natural Risk in the Building Sector


RWTH Real Estate Conference 2017: Energy, Environment, and Natural Risk in the Building Sector

Does the energy certificate provide more transparency in the real estate market? What are the challenges of a recyclable and resource-conserving construction? And what are the innovative building materials of the future?

These and many other questions will be explored during the interdisciplinary lectures and discussions on sustainable real estate research topics in the fields of building engineering, architecture and economic science

Where RWTH Aachen University, MeT P 11, Kopernikusstr. 14, 52074 Aachen

Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9.00 to 16.00 o’clock


RWTH Scientists from the Faculties of Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Business and Economic

Language English/German

Interested students from all departments are welcome to the conference. The participation is possible without prior registration!

The preliminary results of the research project “Evaluation of the Energy Performance Certificate – An empirical study on the perception of energy efficiency of residential properties from the consumers’ perspective” currently being carried out at the Department of Real Estate Finance under direction of Prof. Dr. Bertram Steininger will be presented athe the conference.

It should be evaluated within the project whether the information contained in the certificate can still be found on the market a year after introducing the required showing of the certificate. The goal is to determine if, in spite of the legal binding of the Energy Performance Certificate, an information deficit still exists regarding the energy efficiency of residential properties.

The project is supported by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research (MIWF) in North Rhine – Westphalia as a part of the “Center of Excellence in Consumer Research NRW” (KVF NRW). The KVF NRW is a cooperation project of the MIWF with the “Consumer Advice Center North Rhine – Westphalia e.V.” and the Ministry of Climate and Environment Protection, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of North Rhine – Westphalia.