Comfortable living without energy intense heating or cooling systems? Fresh air without temperatureloss? “Passivhaus” is the leading standard for energy efficient building solutions. The investment is evened out rapidly by cutting operating cost by 9/10th and makes its inhabitants independent from rising energy prices and fossil fuels. And: its’ profitability and environmental viability turns it into an opportunity for specialized architects. Austria is a pioneer in Passivhaus Technology: 18,000 Passive House buildings with 12 million m² total floor area. There are now 66,000 Passive House buildings worldwide with 47 Million m² of total floor area as of the end of 2016. The number of Austrian Passive House Buildings translates into over 27% of the global building stock of buildings built to the Passive House Standard!
Source: The Emissions Gap Report 2016 by the United Nations Environment Programme COP22, 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakesch
Managing the increased need of specialized skills in planning and execution can be handled through substantiated advanced training. This program is your chance to step into this building standard of the future already today and become a first mover in the growing market of energy efficient building. It offers an introduction and outlook of sustainable architecture as well as sustainable urban development and planning while presenting leading examples. You will find an overview of green building rating systems and learn about ecological building materials and renewable resources in order to understand buildings over their life-cycle. With the integration of renewable energies into building concepts you will grasp the concept of the Passivhaus.