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Transsolar

Transsolar
Main office:
Curiestraße 2 70563 Stuttgart, Deutschland Route berechnen 0711 67976-0
Additional offices:
Munich, Germany
New York, U.S.A.
Number of employees: 45

Engineering Specialties:
Consultancy services for architects
Integral building design
Development of energy concepts
Aerophysical concepts
Low-energy and low-CO2 concepts
Redevelopment concepts for facades and indoor building climate
Development of combined systems for use of solar energy
Photovoltaic
Building physics for highly glazed buildings
Dynamic building simulation
Daylight calculations and visualization
Numeric calculations of indoor airflow
Model and mock-up measurements
Laboratory tests of building components
Consultancy for efficient energy use
Publicly financed research projects
Software development and distribution of the TRNSYS
Organisation and promotion of the symposium “intelligent building design” (1)

History
In 1992 Transsolar was founded by Matthias Schuler in Stuttgart, Germany. Since then the firm has opened up offices in both New York and Munich (2). As a climate engineering firm, Transsolar aims to provide a comfortable atmosphere with the lowest impact on the surrounding environment.
Applying the fundamentals of thermodynamics and physics, Transsolar collaborates with architects, mechanical engineers, and various other engineering and consulting firms from the beginning of the design process through to the end (3). With a strong technical base, the firm performs and provides solutions through the use of sophisticated computational simulations. While developing sustainable design strategies for buildings, Transsolar has collaborated with famous and established architects: Stephen Holl (Linked Hybrid, Herning Art Museum); Behnisch, Behnisch and Partners (Nord LB, Skylofts, etc.); Jean Nouvel (Musee de la Mer, Philharmonie Paris, Louvre Abu Dhabi); Gehry Design Architects (Novartis, Museum of Tolerance, World Trade Center Performing Arts Center, etc.); Murphy/Jahn (New Bangkok International Airport, Posttower, etc.) and OMA (Center for Performing Arts, Museum Plaza) (2).

Selected Projects:

Edutainment Center Klimahaus, Bremerhaven, Germany

Main Station Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

The Bow, Calgary, Canada

Linked Hybrid, Beijing, China

References:
1. http://blog.transsolar.com/about
2. http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/people/faculty/schuler/
3. http://www.transsolar.com/
4. http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/438455/NY/New-York/quotWhat-is-Green-Architecturequot-w-Matthias-Schuler/Goethe-Institut-New-York/

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Written by Caleb Holobaugh

January 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Posted in Engineers