The Summer University
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.jak[email protected] 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