Austria, Vienna

Climate Friendly Buildings - Then and Now

when 9 January 2017 - 20 January 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 8 ECTS
fee EUR 800

In this course you will learn about the interaction between outdoor and indoor climate and its impact to the building’s shape, material, energy and user. You will be able to analyse the thermal functionality of buildings, new and existing ones, high-tech, low-tech and no-tech. During the project you will experience the integrated design approach for the thermal renovation and reuse of an existing building. After the summer course you should be sensitized for the wisdom that lies in our built tradition and be motivated to find energy sufficient solutions for the buildings of the future. Be inspired from the existing!

Course leader

DI Wolfgang Stumpf, Diploma in architecture (Vienna University of Technology). Teaches building technology (UAS Mikkeli/Finland), climate friendly building design (UAS Salzburg/Austria) and building services (UAS Burgenland/Austria).

Target group

Students and professionals with background in architecture, civil engineering, environment technology or art history, interested students

Course aim

The effects of climate change are already clearly visible. In Austria summers mark new heat
records, extreme weather events occur more often, onset of winter comes much later – if at all.
The heating demand decreases, but some of our residential buildings already need active cooling
systems. In the European Union about forty percent of the total energy is consumed by the
building sector.
It is about time to counteract climate change. During the last few decades we have searched for
efficient building energy concepts, defined certificates for holistic sustainable building,
developed innovative building technology to safe energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
At all times there were people somewhere in the world that have been living under extreme
climate conditions. They have adapted their way of life, habitation and culture to such hard
circumstances respectively they used the environmental conditions for a passable indoor
climate. The buildings were constructed with regional materials and heated by regionally
occurring resources. The people from these days already knew how to benefit from solar energy
and wind. Didn’t they? [...]

Credits info

Participants will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the summer school and all necessary documentation to validate the credits at their home university.

Fee info

EUR 800: This is the reduced participation fee for students. Accommodation not included.


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