Passivhaus Affiliate

Green Building Solutions: Summer University Vienna

Date: 23 July - 14 August 2016 Time: Three week programme
Location: Vienna Cost: Professionals: Euro 2490. Students: Euro 2000.

35 students from 20 different nations all over the world have successfully completed the Green Building Solutions 2015 course. In 2016 the Summer University is held over three weeks, and will take place for the 6th time. Delegates will learn first hand ecological knowledge and engineering expertise of energy efficient building.

Attend workshops and lectures about ecological building, sustainable techniques and passive house planning by experts and professionals of Austria’s leading universities and institutions! A practical design project will give you the possibility to use your gained knowledge right away.

Summer University Vienna

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In terms of a holistic approach the program is divided in three modules, each focusing on one specific topic and lasting for one week.  Please find here the preliminary program for GBS 2016!

Module 1 – Sustainability in Building and Urban Planning: This module covers a general introduction of sustainable development, socio-economic and regional aspects of sustainable constructing, the role of organisations concerning the support of sustainable development, sustainability as a key factor for the real estate market, sustainable spatial planning concepts in the European context, inclusion- and exclusion processes in sustainable spatial planning, social sustainability in the context of spatial planning, gender planning criteria, etc.

Module 2 – Principles of Passivhaus planning: The essential contents are an introduction into sustainable architecture, passive house planning, IEAA-Tool, grey energy, light and massive construction, national and international building standards, daylight planning in buildings, light lab, integrated planning and solar constructing, passive houses in different climatic regions and the constructive adaption of passive house technologies, architecture in the context of ecological and sustainable planning and building concepts, future perspectives of ecological architectural concepts, etc.

Module 3: Renewable Energies and Business Concepts: The contents of this module are building technologies and automatisation, HVAC, energy efficiency in buildings, control mechanisms in buildings, decentred application possibilities in smart buildings, dynamic thermal simulations in the planning process, thermal efficiency, heat pumps, innovative cooling strategies, photovoltaic, eco-balance in buildings, different quality labels, etc.



Students: € 2000
Professionals: € 2490
including all listed program components.

Student Scholarship Program
Euro 490,-- (including 3 week accommodation)

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Application deadline: 30 June 2016


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