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Registration for 7 ECTS extended to 12th April!

Week 1

Module 1

Global Challenges & Role of Buildings

Module 1

Provide context on status of global initiatives in the fight against climate change. Define the role of the building sector has to play for a sustainable future.
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Module 2

Historical development & Introduction to Green Building Design

Module 2

What do we mean by Green Buildings, past, present and future? Origins of the passive house movement and best practice presentations from pioneers.
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Module 3

Quality of life in and around buildings

Module 3

How Green Buildings are better for us, what are the benefits for occupants.
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Module 4

Socially inclusive & accessible urban spaces

Module 4

How do we scale up the benefits to the urban scale, benefits to society.
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Week 2

Module 5

Circular economy in building sector

Module 5

How do we integrate the building sector with greater ecosystems, increase efficiency, and select sustainable materials.
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Module 6

Energy Concepts & Technologies

Module 6

What are the best strategies and technologies to power our buildings, neighborhoods and cities
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Module 7

Software Toolbox (Modelling & Simulation)

Module 7

How can we use digital tools to plan, design and operate buildings better.
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Module 8

Economy for sustainable buildings

Module 8

How can evaluate the viability of green building projects, and get the needed financing.
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Week 3

Module 9

Team Design Project "Otto-Wagner-Areal; From historical site to positive energy campus"

Module 9

Integration of all the knowledge acquired during the first 2 weeks of GBS, and creation of a project in multidisciplinary teams.
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Course Learning Objectives

1. Understand the origin of resources and the respective use as well as the integration in buildings

2. Learn about the relationships between buildings and their context

3. Create an understanding for the necessity of interdisciplinary cooperation to realize green building strategies

Content of lectures

The following learning objectives are content of the three week course:

  1. Sustainable urban and settlement development, spatial planning for increased quality of life (including: mobility, spatial planning, energy supplies and renewable energies, and waste management)
  2. Resource-optimized building concepts
  3. Fundamentals of planning for resource-optimized buildings
  4. Passivhaus and Net-Energy Positive Buildings
  5. Healthy Building
  6. Thermal comfort and air quality
  7. Daylight planning
  8. Buliding envelope and renewable construction materials (NAWAROs)
  9. Building Services Engineering
  10. Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  11. Certification of buildings, quality control
  12. Sociological aspects, impact of utilizers