Students and building design enthusiasts are being offered the chance to learn the basics of one of the world’s most successful environmentally-friendly building solutions.

The Green.Building.Solutions. Summer School, Passivhaus Austria and the Passive House Institute of Innsbruck are hosting a DesignPH Workshop in the stunning city of Vienna to share understanding of the energy balancing and planning tool for efficient buildings and refurbishment.

The workshop takes place at the TU Wien from 13 to 14 August and will cover topics such as: energy balancing, shading factors, ventilation and cooling strategies, as well as hot water supply and heating.

Suitable for students, graduates and professionals, the two-day workshop will be held in English and participants will receive a free demonstration version of the software.

Naomi Morishita, Green.Building.Solutions Programme Manager, said: “We’re really pleased to be hosting this workshop for the second year running.

“Over the two days the learners will develop new skills to enable them to use the PHPP software.”

The cost of the course is €600 for professionals and €330 for students – registration closes on 31 July, to apply email office@passivhaus-austria.org.

The workshop will follow on from the Green.Building.Solutions. course, which brings together the latest thinking in sustainable design and engineering. It is taking place in 2019 from July 20 to August 11.

The OeAD-Housing Office offers all workshop attendees a room reservation extension in the Passive House dormitory for an additional three days affording them a week’s accommodation to casually explore Vienna and beyond.

Registration for Green.Building.Solutions is open until 30 June – for more information visit http://summer-university.net/study-abroad/green-building-solutions-vienna/