Dr. Bernd Steinmüller

Managing Director BSMC GmbH
Dr. Engineer Environmental Technology
MBA Sustainability Management

International Passive House Pioneer Award,
Passive House Award and Special Award NRW Building Renovation

Since 2001

Managing director of his own company “Dr. Bernd Steinmüller Sustainability Management Consulting BSMC”, since October 2013 managing partner of the GmbH of the same name. Interdisciplinary consulting and support of business, politics and NGOs in the development of sustainable business strategies as well as the initiation and implementation of cooperative projects, national & international. Support of innovative building projects, conception and management of competitions, campaigns. Studies, lectures, workshops. Academic postgraduate degree in business administration and sustainability management at Leuphana University Lüneburg.

International Passive House Pioneer Award. Member of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), Passive House certifier, KfW Efficiency House expert.

1997 – 2001

Managing Director and Head of Energy Division, Institut Wohnen und Umwelt, Darmstadt. Sustainable building and living in new and existing buildings. Low-energy and passive houses. Technology, economic and political consulting, coordination of national working groups, supervision of Eastern European reconstruction projects (Ukraine, Belarus) and the Impulse Programme Hessen.

1986 – 1996

Industry managing director of “Cadlab” later “C-LAB”, the joint research institute of Siemens (first Nixdorf) and the University of Paderborn. Build-up of the laboratory to more than 150 employees and student assistants. Management of major European projects, research and development in the fields of Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Concurrent Engineering and Cooperative Computing and Communication, multimedia, management of European fundamental R&D projects with partners from 15 countries, EU expert, consultance for Nixdorf and various Siemens Groups.

1983 – 1985

Scientist and project leader at Philips Central Research Laboratory Eindhoven (NL): Microelectronics, development of software systems for computer-aided design of ultra-integrated circuits.

1977 – 1983

Scientist at the Philips Research Laboratory Aachen: Rational energy use and use of renewable energy sources in buildings, active and passive solar energy use, heat pumps, buildings without heating, theory-experiment comparisons, system studies Europe and North America. External doctorate as Dr.-Ing. at the Department of Environmental Engineering at the TU Berlin (1982).

1976 – 1977

Wissenschaftlicher Assistent für angewandte Mathematik an der Hochschule der Bundeswehr Hamburg.

1969 – 1976

Studied physics, mathematics, philosophy and English in Hamburg, Cambrige and Edinburgh, sponsored by the German Scholarship Foundation. Diploma in Physics at the 1st Inst. for Theoretical Physics Hamburg (with thesis and publication on relativistic astrophysics).

1950 – 1969

Leipzig, Nordhausen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Heinrich Hertz High School: Abitur
as best graduate after skipping the penultimate grade.

Passive House Pioneer Award. (Youtube, Recording International Passive House Conference 2012)
Interview with Passive-House-Pioneer Dr. Bernd Steinmüller (International Passive House Association 2019)
Radio interview with Dr. Bernd Steinmüller on central working topic of buildings & energy

German Vice-Champion Hockey Juniors
Age group winner marathon at NRW state championships