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Peer-reviewed Journal Papers


  • Hoffmann, Sabine, Eleanor S. Lee, Andrew McNeil, Luis Fernandes, Dragan Vidanovic, and Anothai Thanachareonkit. 2016. "Balancing daylight, glare, and energy-efficiency goals: An evaluation of exterior coplanar shading systems using complex fenestration modeling tools." Energy and Buildings 112: 279–298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.12.009.


  • Lee, Eleanor S., Xiufeng Pang, Andrew McNeil, Sabine Hoffmann, Anothai Thanachareonkit, Zhengrong Li, and Yong Ding. 2015. "Assessment of the potential to achieve very low energy use in public buildings in China with advanced window and shading systems." Buildings 5 (2): 668–699.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings5020668.
  • Tauscher Helga, and Raimar J. Scherer. 2015. "Specification of complex visualization configurations using hierarchically nested mapping rule sets." Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon) 20: 40–50. www.itcon.org/2015/3


  • Fernandes, Luis L., Eleanor S. Lee, Andrew McNeil, Jacob C. Jonsson, Thierry Nouidui, Xiufeng Pang, and Sabine Hoffmann .2015. "Angular selective window systems: Assessment of technical potential for energy savings." Energy and Buildings  90: 188–206. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.10.010.
  • Lee, Eleanor S., Sabine Hoffmann and César Clavero. 2014. "Examination of the technical potential of near-infrared switching thermochromic windows for commercial building applications." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 123: 65–80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2013.12.017.


  • Lee, Eleanor S., Xiufeng Pang, Sabine Hoffmann, Howdy Goudey, and Anothai Thanachareonkit. 2013. "An empirical study of a full-scale polymer thermochromic window and its implications on material science development objectives." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 116: 14–26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2013.03.043.


  • Hoffmann, Sabine and Erwin Trommer. 2009. "Bauphysikalische Herausforderungen einer gebogenen Fassade." Fassadentechnik 09 (5): 17–19.


  • Pültz, Günter and Sabine Hoffmann. 2007. "Häufigkeit sommerlicher Überhitzungen: Wie aussagekräftig sind Simulationsergebnisse auf Basis der Testreferenzjahre (TRY)?" Bauphysik 29 (2): 99–109. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bapi.200710016.


  • Hoffmann, Sabine, Christoph Geyer, and Oliver Kornadt. 2004. „Sommerlicher Wärmeschutz eines Mehrfamilienhauses aus den 50er unter Berücksichtigung des Nutzerverhaltens." Bauphysik 26 (4): 189–196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bapi.200490050.

Other Publications / Conferences


  • Hoffmann, Sabine, Helga Tauscher, Andreas Dengel, Shoya Ishimaru, Sheraz Ahmed, Jochen Kuhn, Carina Heisel, and Yutaka Arakawa. 2016. "Sensing thermal stress at office workplaces". In Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Human–Environment System (ICHES), Nagoya, Japan, October/November 2016.
  • Boudier, Katharina and Sabine Hoffmann. 2016. "Heated and cooled chairs for office use." In Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Human–Environment System (ICHES), Nagoya, Japan, October/November 2016.
  • Hoffmann, Sabine and Katharina Boudier. 2016. "A new approach to provide thermal comfort in office buildings: A field study with heated and cooled chairs." In Proceedings of Indoor Air Quality Ventilation & Energy Conservation in Buildings (IAQVEC), Incheon Songdo, Republic of Korea, October 2016. Best Paper Award.
  • Kimmling, Mathias and Sabine Hoffmann. 2016. "Development of a PV-powered thermoelectric partition for user-individual radiative cooling in office buildings." In Proceedings of the World renewable energy conference (WREC), Jakarta, Indonesien, September 2016.
  • Boudier, Katharina, Massimo Fiorentini, Sabine Hoffmann, Raghuram Kalyanam, and Gergios Kokogiannakis. 2016. "Coupling a thermal comfort model with building simulation for user comfort and energy efficiency." In Proceedings of the Central European Symposium on Building Physics (CESBP) and BauSIM, Dresden, Germany, September 2016, 481–487.
  • Kalyanam, Raghuram and Sabine Hoffmann. 2016. "Visual and thermal comfort with electrochromic glass using an adaptive control strategy." Paper presented at the 15th International Radiance Workshop (IRW), Padua, Italy, August 2016.
  • Kimmling, Mathias and Sabine Hoffmann. 2016. "PV HEAT: Simulation and experimental validation of a photovoltaic domestic hot water system." Paper presented at the TRNSYS Experience Seminar, Kaiserslautern, Germany, Februar 2016.


  • Boudier, Katharina and Sabine Hoffmann. 2015. "Komforterhöhung und Energieeinsparung im Büroumfeld durch Klimastühle." In Tagungsband Bauphysiktage: Bauphysik in Forschung und Praxis, Kaiserslautern, Germany, Oktober 2015.
  • Hoffmann, Sabine, Andrew McNeil, Eleanor S. Lee, and Raghuram Kalyanam. 2015. "Discomfort glare with complex fenestration systems and the impact on energy use when using daylighting control
." In Proceedings of the Advanced Building Skins Conference, Bern, Switzerland, November 2015.
  • Tauscher, Helga, Sabine Hoffmann, and Björn-Martin Kurzrock. 2015. "Integrating foreign studies within the constraints of European harmonisation: A BIM e-learning course." In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual SEFI Conference, Orléans, France, June 2015.
  • Hoffmann, Sabine and Eleanor S. Lee. 2015. "Potential energy savings with exterior shades in large office buildings and the impact of discomfort glare." In Proceedings of  Building Science and Technology  (BEST4), Kansas City, USA, April 2015.



  • Hoffmann, Sabine, Christoph Jedek, and Ed Arens. 2012. "Assessing thermal comfort near glass facades." In Proceedings of Building Science and Technology (BEST3), Atlanta, USA, April 2012.


  • Hoffmann, Sabine, and Christoph Jedek. 2011. "Advanced tool for assessing comfort near glass façades." Paper presented at the CBE (Center for the Built Environment) meeting, Berkeley, USA, October 2011.
  • Hoffmann, Sabine and Vra Nielsen. 2011. "An advanced tool for evaluating comfort near glass façades." Paper presented at the CBE meeting, Berkeley, USA, April 2011.
  • Bauman, Fred S., Thomas L. Webster, David Lehrer, Edward A. Arens, Hui Zhang, John Goins, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, Stefano Schiavon, Sabine Hoffmann, Tiefeng Yu, David Fannon, Mark Perepelitza, and Krystyna Zelenay. 2011. "Advanced Integrated Systems Tools Development and Performance Testing." In Final report to the California Energy Commission (CEC) Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. Berkeley: Center for the Built Environment, University of California.


  • Hoffmann, Sabine and William Eisenstein. 2010. Simulation of outdoor conditions with the UCB thermal comfort software: Progress report - Center for Resource Efficient Communities (CREC), California Energy Commission, BOA 99-246-R. Berkeley.


  • Wang, Zhaojun, Zhang Hui, David Lehrer, Edward Arens, Charlie Huizenga, Tiefeng Yu, and Sabine Hoffmann. 2009. "Evaluating Thermal Comfort of Radiant Floors and Ceilings." In Proceedings of the 4th International Building Physics Conference, Istanbul, June 2009. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5764d997


  • Hoffmann, Sabine, Oliver Kornadt, Edward Arens, Charlie Huizenga, and Zhang Hui. 2008. "Simulationssoftware zur Berechnung der lokalen Behaglichkeit in einem Raum." In Tagungsband BauSIM 2008 und Zweite deutsch-österreichische IBPSA Konferenz zum Leitthema "Nachhaltiges Bauen", Kassel, Germany, September 2008.
  • Donath, Dirk, Helga Tauscher, Oliver Kornadt, and Sabine Hoffmann. 2008. "A building information model: Coupling of geometric information and building simulation in the early design stage of retrofitting." In Proceedings of the Central European Regional IBPSA Conference: Computer Aided Building Physical Modeling, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 2008.


  • Hoffmann, Sabine. 2007. Numerische und experimentelle Untersuchung von Phasenübergangsmaterialien zur Reduktion hoher sommerlicher Raumtemperaturen. Weimar: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.


  • Hoffmann, Sabine and Oliver Kornadt. 2007. "Phasenübergangsmaterialien als passive Wärmespeicher in Revitalisierungsobjekten." In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on the Applications of Computer Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering (IKM), Weimar, Germany, Juli 2006. http://euklid.bauing.uni-weimar.de/ikm2006/templates/papers/f97.pdf


  • Hoffmann, Sabine and Oliver Kornadt. 2005. "Phasenübergangsmaterialien (PCM) als Latentwärmespeicher in Revitalisierungsobjekten." In Revitalisierung von Bauwerken, Veröffentlichungen des Sonderforschungsbereiches 524 "Werkstoffe und Konstruktionen für die Revitalisierung von Bauwerken" 2004/2005 in der 2. Förderperiode,  S. 129-134 Weimar: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.


  • Hoffmann, Sabine, Bernward Waldhelm, and Oliver Kornadt. 2003. "Verbesserung des sommerlichen Wärmeschutzes: Phasenübergangsmaterialien zur Wärmespeicherung in Leichtbauten." In Revitalisierung von Bauwerken, Veröffentlichungen des Sonderforschungsbereiches SFB 524 „Werkstoffe und Konstruktionen für die Revitalisierung von Bauwerken" 2002/2003 in der 2. Förderperiode. Weimar: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.