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Karin Hoffmann


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TU Berlin
FG Ecohydrology and Landscape Evaluation
Institute of Ecology

Building BH-N, Room 803

Phone: +49 (0)30 314-73528
Fax: +49 (0)30 314-23309




  • Doctoral Student in the EU-SUGI research project Vertical Green 2.0 and in the BMWi project U-green
  • Numerical Modelling – Energy budget of façade greening in an urban environment and on the building scale
  • Potential analysis of vertical greenery systems – energy, water, biomass


  • 2019 - 2021: Mentor in the Global Sustainabllility Scholars programme - Food, Water, Energy Nexus
  • SS 2020: Project M.Sc. Urban Ecosystem Sciences - "Vertical Green in urban cycles of energy, water and nutrients"
  • SS 2019: Project B.Sc. Ökologie und Umweltplanung - "Urban Soils - Urban Green Infrastructures"


  • Since 2021 Scientific Assistant in the BMWi project U-green
  • Since 2020 coordinator in the EU-SUGI research project Urban Vertical Green 2.0
  • 2019 – present Scientific Assistant and doctoral candidate of the Research Group Ecohydrology and Landscape Evaluation, TU Berlin and in the EU SUGI project Urban Vertical Green 2.0
  • 2019 Research visit at the Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS), Ljubljana
  • 2016 – 2019 M.Sc. Urban Ecosystem Sciences, TU Berlin
  • Master’s thesis title: Modelling the impact of storage heat flux on evapotranspiration of a greened façade in an urban environment 
  • 2017 – 2018 Student Research Assistant in the Center for Innovation and Science on Building Greening 
  • 2009 – 2016 B.Sc. Environmental Engineering at the University Kassel
  • Bachelor’s thesis title: Böden im Jahrhundert der Städte – Eine Analyse der Auswirkungen von Siedlungsentwicklungen auf Bodenfunktionen nach BBodSchG mithilfe von LandSHIFT
  • 2014 Internship at the DEP Lazio, Department for Environmental Epidemiology, Rome 


2021 - 2024: U-green - Building physics assessment of facade greening and roof greening. Development of standardised measurement methods and characteristic values to take account of building greening in the energy design of buildings

2019 - 2022: Vertical Green 2.0 – Vertical greening for liveable cities – co-create innovation for the breakthrough of an old concept

2018: Center for Innovation and Science on Building Greening (CIBG)


Pearlmutter D, Pucher B, Calheiros CSC, Hoffmann KA, Aicher A, Pinho P, Stracqualursi A, Korolova A, Pobric A, Galvão A, Tokuç A, Bas B, Theochari D, Milosevic D, Giancola E, Bertino G, Castellar JAC, Flaszynska J, Onur M, Mateo MCG, Andreucci MB, Milousi M, Fonseca M, Lonardo SD, Gezik V, Pitha U, Nehls T. Closing Water Cycles in the Built Environment through Nature-Based Solutions: The Contribution of Vertical Greening Systems and Green Roofs. Water. 2021; 13(16):2165. doi.org/10.3390/w13162165

Karin A. Hoffmann, Tomaž Šuklje, Jana Kozamernik, Thomas Nehls (2021). Modelling the cooling energy saving potential of facade greening in summer for a set of building typologies in mid-latitudes,
Energy and Buildings. doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2021.110816.


Advanced Building Skins (2021) -  "Energy saving potential of facade greening"

Online EcoSummit (2021) - "Energy saving potential of facade greening for a range of building types using a process-based numerical model"

Smart and Sustainable Cities Online Conference (SSC-2020) - "Modelling the cooling-energy saving potential of vertical greenery in summer for a set of building typologies in mid-latitudes"

Hoffmann, K., Hoelscher, M.-T. and Nehls, T. (2019) Modelling storage heat flux and evapotranspiration of a greened facade in an urban environment. In: EGU2019 – Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol.21, p. 13655





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