More than 20 renowned lecturers take part in the Green.Building.Solutions. program:
Ass.-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in 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).
District Heating Plant Spittelau, Vienna
Studied at University for Agriculture and Biotechnology with special lectures on waste management. Since 2002 at Fernwärme Wien GmbH, since August 2013 Wien Energie GmbH. Starting as assistant in the department for communications, since 2009 responsible for guided tours through the waste incineration plant Spittelau.
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
Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna
Yvonne Franz studied geography at the University in Cologne and the University of Vienna where she also received her doctorate in urban geography in 2013. As a university assistant (prae-doc) at University of Vienna she coordinated the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Urban Studies 4CITIES and conducted extensive fieldwork in New York City und Berlin.
Following the completion of her doctorate, the successful approval of research proposals within the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe allowed her to work on interethnic co-existence (ICEC) and gentrification (PNIG). Since Septemer 2016, she works as Post-Doc researcher at the University of Vienna and isb co-organiser of the Vienna Summer School in Urban Studies and ARL PhD Summer School 2017.
Her research interests lie in the fields of urban geography with a special focus on neighbourhood development, urban revitalisation and gentrification as well as urban planning and governance. Comparative analysis with Amsterdam, Stockholm, Istanbul, New York City, Zagreb and Ljubljana are part of her ongoing research collaborations. .
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Dr. Marcus Rennhofer
Austrian Institute of Technology
Marcus Rennhofer studied physics at the Institute for Material sciences of the University of Vienna. He did his PhD-studies at the faculty of physics of the University of Vienna and is active in teaching and supervision of students since 2002. He could gain experience abroad by scientific work at the HZB (Berlin, DE), LLB (Saclay, F), ERSF (Grenoble, F) and at a BWR-6 nuclear reactor KKL-Leibstadt (Leibstadt, CH) . He accomplished his PhD thesis, at the faculty of physics of the University of Vienna in the field of ultra-thin intermetallic films. Since 2008 he works at the Austrian Institute of Technology, Center for Energy, research field Photovoltaics and he is senior scientist in the research field of Photovoltaics since 2014. His specialization is on thin film photovoltaics and building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). In BIPV he has been working on topics of technical integration issues, energy yield, monitoring, multifunctional photovoltaic building components, façade integration and decentralized energy production. He does research on power output and energy yield, influence of weather and climate. Due to his work Marcus Rennhofer could achieve know-how as well in technical application, integration and weather aspects as well as in modelling, data treatment, measurement technique and monitoring.
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.
DI Dr.techn. Michael Lauermann
Austrian Institute of Technology
Michael Lauermann has joined the “Sustainable Building Technologies” business unit at the Austrian Institute of Technology in 2014. Michael holds a Master degree in mechanical engineering and a Doctoral degree in technical science, both from the Technical University of Vienna. During his PhD work on the continuing development of an innovative solar thermal concentrating system he was principally working on the modelling of thermal, mechanical and optical systems. At present, he is actively involved in national and European research projects for increasing energy efficiency in the industry sector. His key activities lie in the field of developing solutions to enhance energy efficiency and to promote the use of alternative energy sources in the industry, e.g. industrial heat pumps. He is teaching at the Vienna University of Technology in the field of solar thermal engineering and at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien in the field of heat pump systems.
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”).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 specialized in the dynamic-thermal simulation of buildings and HVAC- systems, with a focus on the optimization of complex HVAC-system control and solar-heating and cooling 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. Now he is involved in national and international R&D projects for the development of energy efficient building solutions.
Sto SE & Co. KGaA
Dr. Eike Messow, born 1972 in Berlin, holds a doctorate in human geography from the University of Heidelberg with a focus on sustainable development, globalization and education. From 2002 to 2008 he worked for private foundations supporting the management board and coordinating international projects on global justice, education for sustainable development, and cooperative behavior. From 2008 until 2010 he worked as Assistant of the President at the privately held Jacobs University in Bremen and as a freelance consultant for organizational development and sustainability. At the end of 2010 he became Manager of Sustainability in Procurement at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen and co-created initiatives on sustainable supply chains in the chemical sector. Since October 2012 he works at Sto SE & Co. KGaA in Stühlingen, Germany, as Head of Shared Services and Sustainability.
Roland Meingast founded the first company in Austria for producing clay building material in 1994 and later co-founded LOPAS GmbH, a company, which is producing prefabricated elements for serial building of sustainable clay-straw passive houses since 2009. He had studied economic and social history at University of Vienna. As a consequence of his commitment to the anti nuclear movement from the 1970ies on, besides his regular job, he became a technical autodidact in renewable technologies. In 1992 he was engaged as consultant for biogas – technology and with this technical basis he later switched to scrapless building with clay, combined with renewables like plant fibers and wood. He has participated and coordinated in national, EU and international projects since 1996. In 2004 the clay-straw passive house office building Tattendorf was buildt as a demonstration project within the Austrian „House of the Future“ program. He is working on R&D for LOPAS GmbH and also does research in the history of building technologies with earth in Central Europe and works as a consultant for refurbishment and preservation of historical buildings from earth in Austria.