The Sum­mer Univer­sity

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Com­fort­able liv­ing – sum­mer and win­ter – with­out en­ergy in­tense heat­ing or cool­ing sys­tems? Fresh air with­out tem­per­a­ture loss? “Pas­sivhaus” is the lead­ing stan­dard for en­ergy ef­fi­cient build­ing so­lu­tions. The in­vest­ment is evened out rapidly by cut­ting op­er­at­ing cost by 9/10th and makes its in­hab­i­tants in­de­pen­dent from ris­ing en­ergy prices and fos­sil fu­els. And: its’ prof­itabil­ity and en­vi­ron­men­tal vi­a­bil­ity turns it into an op­por­tu­nity for spe­cial­ized ar­chi­tects.

Aus­tria is the pi­o­neer in Pas­sivhaus-Tech­nol­ogy: 3,2 Mio m² of floor space out of 7,0 Mio m² in whole Europe are found here.

Man­ag­ing the in­creased need of spe­cial­ized skills in plan­ning and ex­e­cu­tion can be han­dled through sub­stan­ti­ated ad­vanced train­ing. This pro­gram is your chance to step into this build­ing stan­dard of the fu­ture al­ready to­day and be­come a first mover in the grow­ing mar­ket of en­ergy ef­fi­cient build­ing.

It of­fers an in­tro­duc­tion and out­look of sus­tain­able ar­chi­tec­ture as well as sus­tain­able ur­ban de­vel­op­ment and plan­ning while pre­sent­ing lead­ing ex­am­ples. You will find an over­view of green build­ing rat­ing sys­tems and learn about eco­log­i­cal build­ing ma­te­ri­als and re­new­able re­sources in or­der to un­der­stand build­ings over their life-cy­cle. With the in­te­gra­tion of re­new­able en­er­gies into build­ing con­cepts you will grasp the con­cept of the Pas­sivhaus.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion e-mail Rein­hard Jak­its at r.jak­its@inex.org visit our web­site: http://www. sum­mer-univer­sity.com

The sum­mer Univer­sity Green.Build­ing.So­lu­tions. deals with the in­no­va­tive ap­proach of sus­tain­able, eco­log­i­cal and en­ergy-ef­fi­cient plan­ning of mod­ern build­ings. In this unique trans­dis­ci­plinary univer­sity pro­gram we co­op­er­ate with a va­ri­ety of ex­perts from five lead­ing aus­trian uni­ver­si­ties as well as mem­bers of the Pas­sive­house Union and the Aus­trian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy.

In this pro­gram knowl­edge from dif­fer­ent fields of study like ar­chi­tec­ture, build­ing en­gi­neer­ing, so­cial sciences, de­sign, ur­ban plan­ning, economics and other rel­e­vant fields of work will be com­bined. The aim is to pre­pare this knowl­edge cen­trally for the par­tic­i­pants to sharpen their per­cep­tion of sus­tain­able and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly meth­ods and tech­niques of mod­ern con­struct­ing e.g. pas­sive house stan­dard.

The pro­gram also has a prac­ti­cal ori­en­ta­tion and in­cludes ex­cur­sions, guided tours and vis­its of rel­e­vant lo­ca­tions like ur­ban con­struc­tion sites, heat­ing and cool­ing plants, univer­sity lab­o­ra­to­ries, re­cy­cling plants as well as tra­di­tional build­ings like „Schloss Schön­brunn“and a lot more.

The par­tic­i­pants will be ac­co­mo­dated in a pas­sive­house stu­dent home which makes the ex­pe­ri­ence of liv­ing in a pas­sive-house even more tan­gi­ble.

Fur­ther­more there is a schol­ar­ship pro­gram which is fi­nanced by sev­eral aus­trian com­pa­nies and or­ga­ni­za­tions which will as­sure the parit­ic­i­pa­tion at lower costs for se­lected stu­dents. The course lan­guage is english.

Don’t miss the chance to learn from the best in an UNESCO awarded stu­dent pro­gram and get first hand eco­log­i­cal knowl­edge and en­gi­neer­ing ex­per­tise bun­dled in a three-week pro­gram in the cap­i­tal of en­ergy ef­fi­cient build­ing: Vi­enna, Aus­tria from July 28 un­til Au­gust 18 2013. Ap­pli­ca­tion Dead­line with Schol­ar­ship is the 28th of April, 2013 or with­out Schol­ar­ship, May 15th, 2013. Some ex­er­cu­sions and ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude a Vienesse Waltz­ing night, a Danube River High­lights Tour, a visit to Schoen­brunn etc.

For those in­ter­ested, there will be Im­ple­ment­ing Sus­tain­abil­ity, Bar­ri­ers and Chances Con­fer­ence on the 24th-26th of April, 2013 in Mu­nich Ger­many.

Over 300 ap­pli­cants from more than 30 coun­tries have sub­mit­ted sci­en­tific pa­pers for the Mu­nich con­fer­ence.

Check out http://www.sb13-mu­nich.com/ for more de­tails

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