Technical Tours

We offer two different technical tours:


Melaten campus lab tour

The heart of the tour will be the Urban Energy lab 4.0 (UEL 4.0), a joint facility by the Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate (EBC) and the Institute of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building (E3D). The Urban Energy lab aims to simulate city’s energy systems into the laboratory setting to explore user comfort (for more information, please visit: www.uel4-0.de). Highlights of this tour include an indoor climate laboratory, an innovative heat pump system based on geothermal energy coupled with a photovoltaic power plant and the iCare test bench, in which the institute uses Augmented Reality to evaluate individual user comfort.


Uniklinik & City center lab tour

The heart of this tour will be the immersion into different experiences. First step, the Aachen workplace simulation laboratory offers the possibility to simulate realistic occupational conditions, in which thermal, lighting and air quality properties can be controlled, to explore how indoor environmental conditions could influnce participants’ comfort, health and well-being. Additionally, a visit will be offered to the Perception lab situated in the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA), one of the historical landmarks in Aachen and one of Europe’s largest hospital buildings. The Perception lab aims to investigate human perception of electro-magnetic waves.

A special visit will be offered only on Wednesday afternoon, as part of this tour, at the aixCAVE. The aixCAVE offers a five-sided immersive virtual reality environment, which includes one of the largest rear floor projections in the world and can be used for a variety of research purposes, including studies on sound reproduction in the user space.


Each tour will be offered three times

 i) Melaten campus lab tour:

1) Sunday, 11th June 2023 at 15:00-16:00 (max. 24 people)

2) Sunday, 11th June 2023 at 17:00-18:00 (max. 24 people)

3) Wednesday, 14th June 2023 at 16:30-17:30 (max. 24 people)

ii) Uniklinik & City Center lab tour:

1) Sunday, 11th June 2023 at 15:00-16:00 (max. 24 people)

2) Sunday, 11th June 2023 at 17:00-18:00 (max. 24 people)

3) Wednesday, 14th June 2023 at 16:30-18:30 (max. 54 people)