Lars Junghans holds a diploma degree in architectural engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig. His PhD study at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH was scrutinized on façade system in different climate zones. As a post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley he developed a software tool for architects.
The research interest is focused on ways to find an optimal solution for "passive" and "active" building design strategies considering ecological, economical and technical aspects. This includes an analysis of the applicability of sustainable building certification methods like Passivhaus, Minergy and ENEV in different climate zones. A confrontation of initial economic and ecological efforts to the needs at building operation is essential to find appropriate assessment methods in all climates.
Junghans L., Widerin P., “Thermal comfort and indoor air quality of the “Concept 22/26”, a new high performance building standard”, Energy and Buildings 149 (2017) 114-122
Shan R.,Junghans L.,”Adaptive radiation optimization for building façade design”, Building Simulation Journal, (accepted paper, in press)
Junghans L., Bae N., “Influence of the uncertainties of occupant behavior on computer-based optimization process”, Energy and Buildings 116: 478-497
Junghans L.,Darde N., “Hybrid Single Objective Genetic Algorithm coupled with the Simulated Annealing Optimization Method for Building Optimization”, Energy and Buildings, 86 651-662
Velikov K., Thun G ,O Malley M.,Junghans L., “Computational and Physical Modeling for Multi-Cellular Pneumatic Envelope Assemblies”, International Journal of Architectural Computing 13 (2):143-168