Our summer school, funded by the State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts of Hessen, is on the topic of “Energy efficient and sustainable construction” and is held from 17 to 13 August 2016. The course is held in English and we will provide students with knowledge of the use of green energy and innovative materials in the planning, construction and maintenance of the building. We will give participants an insight into environmentally friendly technologies and sustainable energy production. Students will learn how to apply the “Hottgenroth Software” used by energy consultants to simulate the behavior of a building, taking into account detailed climate data and temperature calculations for cooling, heating and air temperature.