PowerSKIN Conference 2022

on behalf of the scientific committee we are pleased to invite you to the PowerSKIN Conference, 
which is going to be held as a hybrid event on Thursday, 8th December 2022. While the conference will be in person with an audience in Aachen, it will be broadcast live for the online audience. You can join us either in person, or virtually!


The conference aims to discuss the future role of building skin to achieve carbon neutral building stocks.

This year’s conference focuses on the building fabric with its environmental potential to unlock.

It is increasingly important to integrate the environmental dimension of material and construction into the design phase.

This is done particularly by considering the energy and emissions linked to the fabrication of the building fabric and furthermore its ability for reuse and recycling.

For this reason, the PowerSKIN Team has chosen the theme

"Build in stock – renovation strategies: inorganic, circular materials vs. organic, compostable materials"

for the 2022 conference. During the event presentations about recent scientific research developments regarding the guiding theme are showcased. Three sub topics are provided for authors to choose their field of expertise:

Envelope: The building envelope as an interface for the interaction between indoor and outdoor environment. This topic is focused on functionality, technical development and material properties.

Energy: New concepts, accomplished projects, and visions for the interaction between building structure, envelope and energy technologies.

Environment: Façades or elements of façades which aim for the provision of highly comfortable surroundings where environmental control strategies as well as energy generation and/or storage are an integrated part of an active skin.


Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Auer  |  Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack  |  Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schneider | Prof. Dr.-Ing. Linda Hildebrand | Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniele Santucci

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