Vienna, Austria

Green Building Solutions

online course
when 17 July 2021 - 8 August 2021
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 7 EC
fee EUR 990

Green.Building.Solutions. (GBS) is a Summer University that aims at increasing knowledge of and raising awareness for sustainability in the field of building, construction and urban planning. With a duration of three weeks, the academic program takes place for the 11th time from July 17 to August 8, 2021.

During this master-level program, international students from architecture, building design, engineering sciences or related fields, learn about the ecological, economic, technical and social aspects of sustainable planning and construction. They deepen their knowledge of passive house technology as well as energy efficiency in buildings through a digital program of lectures, discussions, excursions to best practice examples and workshops, together with experts.

Course leader

GBS is organized by OeAD student housing, BOKU University Vienna, TU Vienna, University of Vienna, Danube University Krems, FH Campus Wien, FH Technikum Wien, AIT, Passivhaus Austria, Architekturbüro Reinberg, passathon / Lang Consulting, MA 20 Vienna.

Target group

Students and professionals from the fields of architecture, urban planning, engineering, construction and economy as well as facility management, marketing and project development. It opens up the Austrian expertise in ecological construction and urban planning for an international and constantly growing target group.

Course aim

GBS was installed to pass on Austrian knowledge about passive house planning, ecological building and sustainable design strategies to future architects, planners and engineers. The participants of GBS are part of a generation, that is in charge of a changeover from a postmodern industrial society into a recycling-orientated service society. The audience therefore gets sensitized for a responsible and eco-friendly handling of resources. The aim is to provide them with adequate knowledge, that can be applied in their future professions, and to raise criticism about conventional building strategies and techniques.

Credits info

7 EC
Students receive a certificate showing 7 ECTS and the modules of the curriculum after successful completion of the program

Fee info

EUR 990: Regular participation fee. Included in your participation fee*:
- Certificate showing 7 ECTS and the modules of the curriculum
- Exclusive online access to world class experts in the field through lectures, live sessions and personal exchanges
- Realization of a real life case study through project work, guided by involved Austrian professionals
- Access to tailored content and specialized documentation prepared by experts especially for the program
- Dedicated staff to support on all aspects and answer your queries for the whole duration of the program
- Special goodie*: Live in a fully furnished student guest house in Vienna EITHER during the entire three-week GBS program in 2021 OR for one summer week in 2022 – for free!

*Subject to change according to Austrian COVID-19 measures


There are scholarships available. If you are in need of a scholarship please be sure to apply until 1 May 2021.
The reduced fee for scholarship holders is as little as EUR 490,-.