ftrctlb, UHI, Thomas Auer, Urban Heat Island Effect, Dia Dessau, SS2011
about Thomas Auer
Trained as a Process Engineer at the Technical University in Stuttgart, Thomas is a partner and managing director of Transsolar GmbH, a German engineering firm specialized in energy efficient building design and environmental quality with offices in Stuttgart, Munich and New York.
Thomas collaborated with world known architecture firms on numerous international design projects and competitions. A specialist in the fields of integrated building systems and energy efficiency in buildings, Thomas has developed energy and building services concepts for projects around the world noted for their innovative design and energy performance – as integral part of signature architecture. Among his projects in Germany are the Hochtief Prisma naturally-ventilated atrium building in Frankfurt, the new spa in Bad Aibling, and the KfW Westarkade in Frankfurt. The office tower for Manitoba Hydro in downtown Winnipeg, Canada – is considered one of the most energy efficient high rise buildings in North America. Masdar city, a carbon neutral urban development in Abu Dhabi where Transsolar was responsible for the energy concept, was featured on the NY Times cover, Sept 27th 2010 edition.
Outside of Transsolar, Thomas is teaching at Yale University and was a visiting professor at the ESA in Paris and other Universities. He speaks frequently at conferences and symposia. In 2010 Thomas received the Treehugger “best of green” award as “best engineer”.