Researcher Profile

Markus Köfinger MSc.

 Köfinger MSc.





Business Unit

Sustainable Thermal Energy System




+43 50550 6248


TECHbase Vienna, Giefinggasse 2, 1210 Vienna


Area: Energy Infrastructure

Field: Thermal Energy Systems

Main Research: District Heating and Cooling, Heat Pump Technologies,


Markus Köfinger is working at AIT since July 2010 in the field of sustainable thermal energy systems. He studied business engineering and renewable energy systems at the universities of applied science Wiener Neustadt and Technikum Wien. After his diploma, he started to work at AIT in the field of heat pumps, where he also holds the authority to sign for accredited testing. As project manager and project team member he is currently involved in national and international district heating projects. He is also active in the international CEN-Workshop for Eco-efficient substations.

  • 2016: Certification Board Member for Eco-efficient Substations


  • Low temperature district heating in Austria: Energetic, ecologic and economic comparison of four case studies
    Author(s): M. Köfinger, D. Basciotti, R.R. Schmidt, E. Meissner, C. Doczekal, A. Giovannini
    Journal: Energy - The International Journal, 110 (2016) ; 95 - 104
  • Chancen von Wärmepumpen im urbanen Raum;
    Potentialanalyse von Gas-Absorptionswärmepumpen im Vergleich zu konventionellen Heizsystemen

    Author(s): M. Köfinger
    Publisher: VDM; 2011; 3639366778
  • Simulation-based analysis and evaluation of domestic hot water preparation principles for low-temperature district heating networks
    Author(s): D. Basciotti, R.R. Schmidt, M. Köfinger, C. Doczekal
    Conference 14th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling, Stockholm
  • Reduction of return temperatures in urban district heating systems by the implementation of energy-cascades
    Author(s): M. Köfinger, D. Basciotti, R.R. Schmidt
    Conference 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling, Seoul
  • Optimization of the seasonal efficiency of heat pumps by varying the bivalent temperature
    Author(s): C. Köfinger, M. Köfinger, A. Zottl
    Conference European heat pump summit, Nürnberg
  • Vernetzte Energietechnologien (2014)
    FH Technikum Wien

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