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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).

Dr. Umberto Berardi
Associate Professor – BeTOP Lab director, Ryerson University, Canada

Dr. Berardi is the Director of the BeTOP center at Ryerson University in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) and has been nominated Canada Research Chair in Building Science. His main research interests are related to the study of innovative solutions and new materials for improving the performance of the built environment. Dr. Berardi has an extensive publication record, including 100 peer-reviewed journals, 100 international conference papers, and five books. Notable highlights include 4 articles in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 4 in Applied Energy, among many others. Dr. Berardi’s publications have received over 6000 citations in Google Scholar (where he has an h-index of 34). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Acoustics journal. He is also a member of the editorial board of the many journals, including Energy and Buildings, Sustainable Cities and Society, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, Building Simulation, Sustainable Development, and many others. Dr. Berardi has an actual body of funded research comprising over $1.5 M. In the last two years, he has been awarded several grants including a Canada Foundation for Innovation JELF, an NSERC Discovery Grant, and the Early Research Award from the Ontario MRI. Dr. Berardi is currently supervising 5 Ph.D. candidates.

More info at https://sites.google.com/site/umbertoberardihomepage/

DI Agron Deralla
AllesWirdGut Architecture Office, Vienna

Agron Deralla works as a BIM manager at AllesWirdGut architects in Vienna. Also known as the BIMster, he is responsible for managing processes and coordinating BIM projects in Austria and Germany. He worked as an architect since 2006 – the last 10 years with emphasis on BIM. The trip at AllesWirdGut began in 2014 as an architect; in 2016 was the official transition into the role of a BIM manager. His team competences include the implementation of BIM strategies, quality control of data, management and BIM project coordination, and all relevant topics to support openBIM processes for projects. One BIM project was successfully finished last year and currently he supervises 3 other BIM projects ranging from 20.000 to 55.000 m2 gross area. In the meantime, he took part in numerous conferences with one aim: transfer of knowledge about openBIM and its implementation.

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 theEuropean 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).

Dr. Yvonne Franz
Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna

Yvonne 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 (post-doc) at University of Vienna she has been coordinating the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Urban Studies 4CITIES and is doing research on social innovation, housing market and urban arrival spaces. She is also the academic co-director of the postgraduate course “Cooperative Urban and Regional Development” at the Postgraduate Center at University of Vienna.

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

Peter Holzer is researcher, consultant and teacher. His work is dedicated to sustainable built environments, including low carbon heating, ventilation and cooling, climate-responsive design, adaptive indoor comfort and indoor health. Following a 16y academic career, he is Managing Director of IPJ Ingenieurbüro P. Jung, and shareholder of IBR&I Institute of Building Research & Innovation, Vienna. From 2014 to 2018 he joined IEA EBC Annex 62 Ventilative Cooling. Today is preparing IEA EBC Annex 80 Resilient Cooling as its Operating Agent.

DI Dr.techn. Aurelien Bres                                                                                         
Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Aurelien works as a research engineer at the Energy Center of the Austrian Institute of Technology, AIT. He graduated with an Engineering Degree from the Ecole Polytechnique (France) and a M.Sc. degree in Building Science and Technology and a Doctoral degree from the Technical University of Vienna. His PhD work was centered on the development of methods for the automated preparation of simulation models, with the aim of improving the conceptual design of buildings and hydronic HVAC systems. At AIT, he is involved in national and international R&D for the development of energy-efficient building solutions and in consultancy projects leveraging advanced modeling methods for the optimization of HVAC systems.

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.

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.

Ing. David Michulec
NEUBAU Best Energy, Vienna

Dawid Michulec is a building physicist and founder of NEUBAU best energy, since 2003 he is responsible for pioneer projects in the field of energy efficient buildings based mainly in Austria, Kazakhstan and China. Pilot projects already implemented in all climatic zones as well as the establishment of the branch office in Beijing speak for the international success. Lectures at colleges and universities around the world underline his goal of expanding knowledge about highly energy-efficient buildings worldwide. Dawid has a strong background in international teamwork, combined with excellent problem solving skills and leadership quality. He can easily adapt to new situations and enjoys challenging tasks that demand creative approaches. In addition to his technical activities, he is a keynote speaker, panelist, board member, lecturer at universities and authorized passive house certifier.

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.

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

Georg W. Reinberg is CEO and owner of Architekturbüro Reinberg ZT GmbH (Architecture Studio) in Vienna, Austria. He studied at Vienna Technical University and Syracuse University NY, USA. His office is specialized in ecological green buildings, 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 Systems” at the Continuing Education Centre CEC, “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. 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.

DI Stefan Sattler
MA 20, City of Vienna

Lecturer and suppoter of the GBS. He works since 2019 as energy planner in the MA 20, Vienna.From April 2014 to 2018 university assistant and a researcher at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in the workgroup resources looking construction; Masterstudy: Environmental Engineering; Main field: solar architecture, integration of solar technology in buildings, Project management of the FFG project Multi-active facade, implementing the FFG project PV roof garden. Participation in other national and international research projects.

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

Karin Stieldorf is the academic director of the master course “Sustainable Construction” at the Continuing Education Center at the Vienna University of Technology. She holds master and doctoral degrees from the TU Vienna in architecture and building science and is appointed associate professor at TU Vienna. Her research projects and publications have focused on holistic design methods in architecture, based on building physics & building ecology and using building simulation systems as design-decision support. She gained several awards, among others:  the Golden “Ehrenzeichen” of the State of Austria 2015, the Prize of the State of Austria (Staatspreis) 2006 for excellent sustainable architecture and a Special Award of the Federal Ministry of Traffic, Innovation and Technology for the work with students concerning sustainable development (2000). In 2013 she won the international competition “Solar Decathlon” in the US (together with her students) with the 1:1 project LISI. Her favourite teaching is the design courses, following and merging architecture and sustainability issues.

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”).

Mag. Arch. Marcello Turrini
Mag. Arch. Marcello Turrini ZT, Vienna

Marcello Turrini studied architecture in the University “G. D’Annunzio” in Pescara, Italy. He worked in Italy as researcher in the University “G. D’Annunzio” in the Urban Plan department and he was assistant professor in the course of Urban Planning for two years. He worked also as architect in his private office. In 2013 he started the Master in sustainable architecture “Future Building Solutions” in the Danube University Krems, Austria, where he was also certified as Passive House Designer. In 2015 he moved to Vienna where he started to cooperate with the Architekturbüro Reinberg; currently he is still an external partner of the office.. In 2018 he promoted the Passive House standard in China, giving lectures in the Green Academy of Beijing. Since 2017 until now he is specialized tutor in the Green Building Solutions Summer University. He is member of the COST action RESTORE about regenerative architecture. In 2018 he was licensed Ziviltechniker and he founded his own architecture office in Vienna.

DI (FH) Andreas Zottl
Austrian Institute of Technology

Andreas Zottl studied „Building Technologies“ at the University for Applied Sciences in Pinkafeld. He started working at Arsenal Research as head of the heat pump test rig in the year 2002. 2005 he started working for DAIKIN Air Conditioning in the business area product and quality management. After this he was employed for two years in the field of product development for rail tech systems with the company Semperit Technische Produkte Ges.m.b.H. Finally, he returned to Arsenal Research, now AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, in the year 2007. His main tasks are project management for national/international projects in the area of heat pumps, collaboration for developing measurement concepts and systems, lecture in the training program EUCert for the certified heat pump installer and working in different national/international standardisation committees. From 2009 to 2013 he was second vice chair of the national ON-K 223 committee, chair of the national working group ON-K 223 AG01 and vice chair of EHPA TC norms and standards.

Johannes Kisser

Johannes Kisser studied chemical engineering with specialisation in food and plant chemistry and technology, and further elaborated metal accumulation in plants. He started with environmental analysis for the Austrian Environmental Protection Agency in 1998, working his way through waste management, with the focus shifting to circular economy solutions in the early 2000s. He worked on many circular building projects, is evaluator for social innovation competitions and has held lectureships on sustainable product design, supply chain management, CSR, circular construction, and circular cities at four Austrian universities. He has worked at alchemia-nova since 2002, became Chief Executive Officer in 2010 and then Technical Director in 2019. In this timeframe the alchemia-nova group expanded to currently three development and research organisations in Austria and Greece. He is the developer and initiator of several national and international projects including the transdisciplinary H2020 projects HYDROUSA, HOUSEFUL and the COST Action Circular Cities.

Dipl.-Ing. Laszlo Lepp
Passive House Institute and Passivhaus Austria

Laszlo Lepp studied and graduated in Architecture at the University in Innsbruck, Austria. After four years experience in an architecture studio in Innsbruck, he completed the civil engineering exam. In 2010, he started at the Passive House Institute – Department Innsbruck as researcher for energy efficient buildings and since 2018 he is also scientific advisory board of the Austrian network organisation Passivhaus Austria. His tasks include the consulting and certification of national and international new built projects and refurbishments of existing buildings with the focus on stationary and dynamic building simulation; the certification of components in the field of opaque building envelope, such as wall and construction systems; furthermore the project management and cooperation in various research projects; as well as further education on the topic of passive house (Passive House Designer, PHPP and designPH workshops, lectures, etc.). Under his participation, the certification criteria for passive house supermarkets were developed.