About the courses

The goal of the Dem4BiPV project is to create awareness in BIPV and to inspire young talent to become BIPV specialists. In order to achieve these goals, a ~40 ECTS master-curriculum focusing on BIPV is targeted for various European academic institutes.

This curriculum is currently under development, although BIPV could already be part of existing courses. For this reason, the project started with the development of four lectures on BIPV as an introductory course on this topic. The four lectures cover the following topics:

  • Lecture 1: Introduction to BIPV
  • Lecture 2: Influence on electrical performance
  • Lecture 3: BIPV vs. Conventional construction & Environmental impact
  • Lecture 4: Market development and aesthetics

The lectures will be complemented with an assignment which can be worked on during tutorials.



Partnering Universities

Project information

The Dem4BIPV project brings together leading universities in Europe to train the BIPV professionals of the future.

Project coordinator

Wilfried van Sark

T +31 (0) 30 253 7611/7600

w.g.j.h.m.vansark@uu.nl  | http://www.uu.nl/staff/WGJHMvanSark/ 

Utrecht University

Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of the following information. The views expressed in this publication are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.

Co Funded by the Erasmus+ Program