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Passivhaus and sustainable smart city learning - summer university in vienna from 21st july to 12th august 2018

5. March 2018

The Vienna summer university for Green.Building.Solutions is now open for applicants for the summer 2018 programme. Their team will be presenting the course on the Austrian Pavilion at Ecobuild in London from 6th-8th March.

Green.Building.Solutions is an international summer university for professionals and students in the fields of architecture and built environment. It is held in Vienna from 21st July to 12th August with all study and social activities held in English.

GBS is organised by the OeAD-Housing Office, part of Austria's national agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research, and run in conjunction with 16 universities including Vienna's BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences and the Vienna University of Technology.

Students are housed in one of the OeAD's passivhaus student residences. The accommodation is also included as part of the fee for almost a week after the programme, enabling those taking part to explore the city at leisure. Two additional workshops are offered during the extra week: a three-day specially-priced Passive House workshop and a three-day excursion for all 2018 participants.

Günther Jedliczka, CEO of the OeAD-Housing Office, said: "Austria is world-renowned as a pioneer in sustainable construction and GBS offers students the opportunity to broaden their perspective and build a network of useful contacts.

"It provides a truly international atmosphere, with 46 students from 30 nations successfully completing the programme in 2017.

“GBS’s timetable starts with an overview of the historical development and introduction to green building design, before moving on to the detailed study of highly efficient and sustainable buildings.

“Sustainable materials, construction ecology, building physics and innovative energy technologies are addressed, as well as building simulations and daylight engineering.

“The Sto Foundation will also offer a hands-on workshop to students studying colour technology along with architecture and engineering students, whereby they physically build a 1:1 wall model of Passive House details.

“Finally, an investigation into indoor and outdoor climate is undertaken, before the programme concludes with an integrated design project, which centres around an actual live topic in Vienna.”

GBS will be on the Advantage Austria Pavilion (stand B105) at Ecobuild .

Further details about GBS including testimonials from 2017 students can be found on the website of the OeAD .

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