More than 20 renowned lecturers take part in the Green.Building.Solutions. program:

Elisabeth Aufhauser Mag.a Elisabeth Aufhauser
University of Vienna

Elisabeth Aufhauser holds a doctorate in regional science and spatial planning and is assistant professor at the department for geography and regional science at the University of Vienna. Her teaching includes a lot of different courses in economic geography, spatial planning and feminist geography. Research lately centered on gender mainstreaming processes in regional development and spatial planning. Selected Projects: Equal Opportunities in Lower Austrian Business Parks (as part of the INTERREG III B Project Gender Alp); GINNOVA – Gender in Innovation in Styria South East (as part of the Styrian EQUAL Project Just GeM); Principles for a ‚Gender-Sensitive Regional Development’ (on behalf of the Austrian Federal Chancellery).

Brychta Markus

DI Markus Brychta
University of Innbruck

Markus Brychta studied Technical Physics at VUT and worked for AIT Austrian Institute of Technology Energy department in Vienna till 2013. He recently joined the University of Innsbruck in the field of “Energy efficient buildings” as a researcher.
His key activities lie in the field of dynamic thermal simulations of buildings as well as of HVAC and control systems. He focuses on the implementation of innovative technologies into buildings and systems – This includes the modeling, simulation and validation of new technologies and concepts as well as optimization of prevailing standard technologies.
He is teaching at the universities of applied science FH Technikum Wien and FH OÖ in the field of dynamic thermal simulations as well as solar cooling topics.

Dr. Yvonne Franz
Institute for Urban and Regional Research (ISR), Austrian Academy of Sciences

Yvonne Franz

Yvonne Franz is Post-Doc researcher at the ISR and currently working on two Urban Europe projects ( dealing with gentrification and super-diversity. She studied Economics and Geography at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, University of Cologne and University of Vienna and received her PhD in 2013. The topic of her dissertation is “Between Urban Decay and Rejuvenation. Deliberate Employment of Gentrification in Neighbourhood Development: Case Studies from New York City, Berlin and Vienna.” Her research interests include neighbourhood development policies, urban regeneration, urban renewal and gentrification as well as Urban Living Labs as an analysis tool within social research, comparative analysis and data visualization.

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DI Dr. Peter Holzer
Institute of Building Research & Innovation GmbH

Peter Holzer holds a degree in Mechanical Engieneering (1994) and a doctorate in Architecture (2009), both at Technical University of Vienna. Already within his academic studies and in following research activities he specialized in small scale building energy systems and renewable energy utilizations. From 1996 to 2012 he was research associate at the Department of Building and Environment at Danube University Krems, head of department there from 2008 to 2012. Peter Holzer is PHI- Certified Passive House Consultant since 2009. Since 2011 he is Managing Director of the Vienna branch of the Ingenieurbüro IPJ and since 2012 shareholder of the Institute of Building Research & Innovation, Vienna. Peter Holzer teaches in Building Physics, Climate Engineering and Building Services at the University of Applied Sciences, Campus Wien and is active member in standardization committees on energy efficiency of buildings and building services. His professional work and research activities are all dedicated to holistic sustainability of buildings and built environments.

O.Univ.Prof. Dr.phil. Helga Kromp-Kolb
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

Helga Kromp-Kolb graduated from the University of Vienna in Meteorology in 1971, specialized in environmental meteorology. She heads the Institute of Meteorology and the newly established Centre for Global Change and Sustainability at the BOKU University of Natural resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. Her fields of research include climate change, especially downscaling of GCM results to the regional and local level in the alpine area, air pollution dispersion in the atmosphere and nuclear risks. She has coordinated and participated in many national, EU- and international programmes and projects. She is scientific consultant to the Austrian government in climate change, air pollution and nuclear risk topics and member of scientific councils and steering committees of research institutions such as the Meteorological Service of Austria or the Potsdam Institute of Climate Research and companies such as the Bank Austria. She has been awarded a number of prizes for her work and was elected “Scientist of the Year 2005” by the Austrian Science Journalists Association.

Georg W. Reinberg

Vis.Prof., Arch., DI, M.Arch. Georg W. Reinberg
Architekturbüro Reinberg ZT GmbH

Georg W. Reinberg is CEO and owner of Architekturbüro Reinberg ZTGesmbH (architecture studio) in Vienna, Austria. He studied at Vienna Technical University and Syracuse University NY, USA. His office is specialized in ecological green building some of them producing more energy than they need to be served (Plus Energy Building). Since 1982 he has built more than100 solar projects. His office is active in research, design, planning and side management. Reinberg is visiting professor at the Danube University Krems “Centre for Construction and Environment”. He lectures at the Technical University of Vienna ( MSc Program “Renewable Energy in Central and Eastern Europe”, “Green Building Solution”, inter alia.) and at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna. He is also teaching and giving lectures internationally. He did win several design competitions and honouring prices in the field of sustainable architecture. More than 700 articles about his work have been published.

Gerhard Zucker

Dr. Gerhard Zucker
Austrian Institute of Technology

Gerhard Zucker is Senior Researcher at the “Sustainable Building Technologies” business unit at the Austrian Institute of Technology, Energy Department. He has been teaching at Technical University of Vienna and on two universities of applied science, FH Campus Wien and FH Technikum Wien, the subjects being digital systems, microcontrollers and applied control theory. His research focuses on sustainable building management using building automation and controls. He has been associate editor of the special issue “Building Automation, Control and Management” in the journal “IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics” and lead guest editor of the special issue “Networked Embedded Systems for Energy Management and Buildings” in the “EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems”.

Guenter Lang

Ing. Günter Lang
LANG consulting / Passivhaus Austria

Engineer Günter Lang is the owner of “LANG Consulting – Konsulent für innovative Baukonzepte” specialized at new and retrofit passive houses since 2001. Also he was the CEO of the IG Passivhaus Upper Austria between 2002 and 2006 and of the IG Passivhaus Austria between 2005 and 2010. In 2013 he founded the “Passivhaus Austria” together with Wolfgang Feist, which he is leading since. He has directed, partnered, researched and written on many Passive House projects and topics. As referent he was at more than 200 passive house conferences, seminars and lessons whole over the world. His home, where he is living since 1999, is the first certified Austrian Passive Houses.

Martin Treberspurg

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Martin Treberspurg
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

Martin Treberspurg, Univ. Prof. Arch. DI Dr. is Professor for Sustainable Constructions at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna and director of the architecture company „Treberspurg & Partner Architekten ZT GesmbH“. Moreover he is honorary active as vice-head of the Department “building physics” of the Austrian Chamber of Architects and Engineers, since 1992 head of the Environment Committee of the Austrian Chamber of Architects, Austrian delegate to the ACE (Architect’s Council of Europe) and since 1993 lecturer at the Technical University of Vienna on “Solar Architecture” and since 2008 lecturer at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava on “Solar Architecture”. The main focus of his work lies on energy saving constructions, solar energy use, domestic architecture and ecology (Passive Houses). For his realized projects he awarded the Sir Robert Matthew-Award “For the Improvement of the Quality of Human Settlements” by the UIA (“Union Internationale des Architectes”).

Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Karin Stieldorf
Vienna University of Technology

Karin Stieldorf, ScD MSc, studied architecture at the Universities of Technology in Innsbruck and Vienna. She holds master and doctoral degrees in architecture and building science from VUT, where she is now associate professor. Her research projects and publications have focused on holistic design methods in architecture, based on building physics and ecol­ogy, using building simulation systems as design-decision support. She founded the “Sustainable Building and Design Working Group” at VUT and runs her own office for energyefficient building and design. In 2010, she started VUT’s involvement in the INEX Sustainability Challenge, an inter-university program on sustainability. She was also responsible for founding and directing the interna­tional “Vienna Green Summer Academy” and the postgraduate course “ecoTECTURE.” Her interna­tional experience includes working for the International Energy Agency (integration of PV in build­ings) and on EU research projects. She is currently Executive Board Member of IG Passive House, member of several committees of the Austrian Standards Institute, and has won several awards, among them a Special Award of the Fed­eral Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology for her work with students concerning sustain­able development design.

Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Wallisch
District Heating Plant Vienna

Studied at University for Agriculture and Biotechnology with special lectures on energy, process and environmental technologies. Since 2001 at Fernwärme Wien GmbH. Starting in the department for heat metering, responsible for smart metering, than assistant to the general management responsible for lobbying and now (since 2008) head of department for district cooling. Member in different associations like Euro Heat and Power related to district cooling.

Dr. Thomas Belazzi

Thomas Belazzi graduated from the Technical University of Vienna in Chemistry in 1990, specialized in biochemistry. He is Executive Director of a Vienna based consultancy “BauXund Forschung und Beratung”, which translates “BuildHealthy Research and Consulting”. It is specialized on environmental and health topics related to construction issues and green purchasing.

Arch. DI Gregor Radinger, MSc
Danube University Krems

Gregor Radinger was born in 1973 in Upper Austria. He studied and graduated in Architecture at the Technical University in Vienna. From 2000 – 2007 he made experiences in several architecture studios in Austria. 2006 he was Lecturer at the University of fine Arts in Linz. Since 2007 he is Lecturer at the Technical University of Vienna, Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design. He finished his postgraduate study of Refirbishment and and Revitalisation at Danube University in Krems. Since 2009 he is member of the scientific stuff at the Department for Building and Environment and Course Director for Daylight Architecture at Danube University, Krems.

Dr. Alexander Redlein Mitgliederversammlungen und Sommerfest der FMA und IFMA Austria (Wien, 10.7.2007)
Vienna University of Technology

Alexander Redlein is university professor for Real Estate and Facility Management at the Vienna University of Technology, president of REUG and past president of IFMA Austria. He is also executive board member of EuroFM. After his interdisciplinary studies at the Vienna University of Technology and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration he is now engaged in research, education and consultancy in the area of FM for almost 20 years. He is head of the Institute for Real Estate and Facility Management (IFM) at the Vienna University of Technology which consists of 15 researchers. Beside his research activities he is responsible for technology transfer between the university and CEE companies. In numerous projects he acted as a strategic advisor, set up FM concepts for international companies and municipalities. He optimised their FM processes, ICT and space management. As a researcher he conducted international studies about the status quo of FM in CEE and about the value added by FM. He is member of the workplace evolutionary network. His workplace research concentrates on the influence of workplace on the productivity of the employees. In the area of sustainability he analyses CSR reports and their impact on facility and real estate management. In addition, he heads a MBA for FM at the Vienna University of Technology and several FM certification courses in CEE and also in India.

Dr. Azra Korjenic
Institute of Building Construction and Technology

Dr. Azra Korjenic is a university professor and researcher, at the Institute of Building Construction and Technology, Centre for Building Physics and Building Acoustics at the Vienna University of Technology. Since 2000 she has been involved in a number of national and international research activities in a wide spectrum of work in the building sciences: building physics, energy efficient buildings and communities, innovative and sustainable buildings and renovation, development of new ecological materials as well as moistures buffering as well as computational building performance modeling (heat and mass transfer, room and building acoustics). She has published over 220 papers at international conferences, in numerous international scientific journals, contributionsto books, talks and poster presentations, contributions’ to proceedings and regional magazines and academic theses. Prof. A. Korjenic is mentor and member of the commission for doctoral thesis in different countries as well as the member ofmany scientific organizations.

Mag. David Tudiwer
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Mag. David Tudiwer is a project assistant, at the Institute of Building Construction and Technology, Centre for Building Physics and Building Acoustics at the Vienna University of Technology since April 2015. Form the time of October 2014 he has been working on his phd-thesis concerning the thermal insulation effects of green facades in the winter. In December 2012 he finished his studies in “Environmental-Physics” at the Karl Franzens University in Graz. After that he worked at the Joanneum Research GmbH and at the e7-Energiemarkt Analyse GmbH. In the context his researches he focused at innovative buildings. This contains low energy buildings, nearly zero energy buildings and plus energy buildings.

Arch. DI Gerhard KopeinigKopeinig

Gerhard Kopeinig, born in 1972, is an architect in Velden/Wörthersee, Carinthia. He studied architectural studies at technical university Graz and at school of architecture in Bath, England. After his studies he participated in various architectural offices around the world. In 2005 he founded his own architectural company Arch+More in Carinthia. The focus of his work is sustainable architecture, building refurbishment as well as building re-orientation.

Dominik-Alexis Bourret M.Eng.Bourret
Johnson Controls

Dominik Bourret graduated in 2012 from École Polytechnique Montréal with a Master of Engineering Degree in Energy for Sustainable Development and worked in collaboration with the AIT on district heating for urban energy management applications. He took part in the first edition of the GBS Summer University back in 2011. He currently supports customers in the EMEA region within Johnson Controls Building Efficiency. In this role, he assists building owners, facility managers and field technicians with software applications that allow building energy performance monitoring and benchmarking across real estate portfolios, all in an effort to reduce commodity bills and associated CO2 emissions. He is also subject matter expert in Johnson Controls’ web-based, cloud hosted building optimization applications, in particular the Panoptix platform.

DI (FH) Dr.techn. Michael Hartl
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Michael Hartl has been working as a scientist at the AIT Energy department in the research field ‘Thermal Energy Systems’ since 2011. His key activities lie in the field of dynamic thermal simulations of solar thermal and heat pump systems. He focuses on the implementation of innovative technologies into industry and systems. This includes the modeling, simulation and validation of new technologies and concepts as well as optimization of prevailing standard technologies with different simulation tools working in national and international projects. During his university education in energy engineering and mechanical engineering and by the gained scientific experience during his PhD work on developing an innovative solar thermal concentrating system he built up a sound knowledge base for the development of physical models as well as their empirical and computational validation. He was teaching on the Vienna University of Technology, in the field of thermal engineering and applied thermodynamics, especially in the field of solar thermal engineering and HVAC technologies.

DI Sebastian KnoflachKnoflach_1
Mayr-Melnhof Holz Central Services GmbH

Sebastian Knoflach was born in 1981 in Tirol/Austria and studied timber technology and economics from 2000 until 2004 at the university of applied science in Kuchl. Afterwards he worked for a timber trading company in the rule of supporting timber construction companies in case of new timber building solutions especially for cross-laminated timber and special solutions in timber engineering. Parallel to this job he enjoyed the education to a certified building thermography engineer which was necessary to support clients and architects in questions of thermal insulation redevelopment. In the year 2010 Sebastian decided to switch to the largest timber trading company starting working in the productmanagement for engineered construction timber. Simultaneously working on the introduction for cross-laminated timber in the eastern European countries he did his master´s degree. Today Sebastian Knoflach is working for Mayr-Melnhof Holz, one of the largest timber industries in Austria in the international product management for engineered timber products. The Mayr-Melnhof Holz Group with its headquarters in Leoben was founded in 1850, with the F. Mayr-Melnhof Industrie Holding GmbH as its majority owner. The Company is structured into sawn timber and the processing divisions. The Mayr-Melnhof Holz timber construction production programme includes glued-laminated timber and special components, duo-/ trio beams, laminated ceiling elements, floor and wall beams, cross-laminated timber, 3-ply structural panels and concrete formwork technology.

DI Vera Enzi
Austrian Green Roof and Green Wall Association VfB

Vera Enzi graduated from University of Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), study of Landscape Planning and Landscape Architecture in 2010, specialized on Vegetation Engineering and Urban Green Infrastructure (GI) in the densely built environment. From 2010 until 2015, she worked in Research and Development at the Institute of Soil- Bioengineering and Landscape Construction (IBLB, BOKU), focussing on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) in the urban and their measurable benefits. Vera Enzi Co- founded Green4Cities GmbH, the Urban Green Infrastructure Competence Center Startup in 2014, currently developing assessment, planning and certification software tools for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation processes on public and private sectors (City Quarters, Building Investments). She supports Green Infrastructure on European Level, through contributing to networks like the European Comission Biodiversity and Business Platform and various strategic Working Groups on Green Infrastructure Implementation and Policy led by the European Commission. Since 2016, Vera Enzi is the official public Representant of the Austrian Green Roof and Green Wall Association VfB and the European Umbrella Organisation EFB (European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Associations).Her personal aim and „engine” is growing strong Networks of Experts and Professionals in Austria and Europe, supporting the Implementation of Urban Green Infrastructure. She is an Expert Consultant for NBS Technologies (e.g. Green Roofs, outdoor and indoor Living Walls, Rain Gardens and Permeable Pavements, Green Concrete).

DI (FH) Philipp Horn MSc
Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Philip works as an Engineer at the Energy Department of the Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, AIT. He is specializedHorn Philip in the dynamic-thermal simulation of buildings and HVAC- systems, with a focus on solar-thermal cooling technologies, complex systems control and distributed solar district energy systems. Philip graduated as Dipl.-Ing. (FH) in Environmental Engineering at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden and holds a M.Sc. degree in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency from the University of Kassel (both located in Germany). He previously worked in the field of solar cooling at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg and the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy in Boston. Before that he worked for Solarlite GmbH (parabolic trough solar thermal power plants) in Thailand and wrote his Thesis at SCHOTT Tubeglas in Mitterteich. Now he is involved in national and international R&D projects for the development of energy efficient building solutions.

DI Dr. Christoph Neururer MSc
Porr Design & Engineering GmbH 

Christoph Neururer studied Management of Environment and Bio Resources (master) and holds a doctoral degree in NaturalPIC_neu_sw Resources and Life Sciences, both at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). Since 2015 he works at Porr Design & Engineering GmbH and is specialized in life cycle assessment as well as building certification in building industry. In his function as project manager he is responsible for several high-rise multifunctional buildings in Europe regarding certification. Christoph Neururer is a member of the technical committee of the Austrian Green Building Council and certified auditor for ÖGNI, DGNB and SGNI. Furthermore he is LEED Accredited Professional and BREEAM International Assessor.