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Andreas Koch

Institution: HECTOR School of Engineering and management

Country: DEU

Andreas Koch, Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc., studied Architecture at the Technical University in Berlin and City Design and Social Science at the London School of Economics and holds a Master degree in Energy Management. As chartered Architect and registered Energy Consultant (BAfA/dena) he has worked in the field of energy efficient construction for Minergie buildings and Passive Houses in Switzerland and Germany. In 2007 he joined the European Institute for Energy Research working on energy efficiency in buildings and urban neighborhoods. Mr. Koch led a number of public as well as industry funded projects. Since 2012 he is leading the research group “Energy Planning and Geosimulation” at EIFER conducting research in the field of spatial simulation of local energy systems and GIS based data analysis. For the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) he is leading the working group “Energy” in the development process of the district assessment scheme and is a certified auditor for the German label for sustainable districts. Mr. Koch is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Future Cities and Environment and regularly contributes to teaching programs, e.g., in the KIC InnoEnergy Master Program “Energy Technologies” – ENTECH, in the HECTOR School of Engineering and management, Engineering Module, both at KIT, DGNB training for new DGNB neighborhood auditors, as well as the Mastère Spécialisé Immobilier Bâtiment Énergie at the École des Ponts ParisTech.

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