Vienna, Austria

Climate Friendly Buildings - Then and Now

when 1 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 950

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.

Credits info

8 EC
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 950: This is the reduced participation fee for students. Accommodation not included. Social program is included.


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