207.002 Excursion Ecological Building Technologies
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, EX, 2.0h, 2.0EC

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: EX Excursion
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

... reflect findings on practical implementations of ongoing research.

... place the visited example from the university environment or in practical application in the context of ecological building.

... discuss the topic of the field trip using guiding questions.

Subject of course

Visiting internationally known examples of ecological construction technologies from universities and from practice

Including explanations of and discussions with experts involved in the projects

Excurion to Velux in Wolkersdorf on the 29th of April, 2024 

Lots of interesting and current topics will be presented and discussed. We will see also the test lab and the show room of Velux.

The enrollment will be valid after registering in Tiss AND a depostion of 10€ at the research institute (MO-FR, 9am-15pm). The deposit will be given back on the day of the excursion.

The research institute is located in the main building on Karlsplatz, 2nd floor, Stairs 2, wing AE (opposite of the lecture hall 18).


Meeting point: 8:45am, corner Resselgasse / Wiedner Hauptstraße

Depature (punctually at 9:00am) by bus to VELUX in Wolkersdorf

Lectures and workshops on the following topics:

  • daylight (health, human behavior and performance, parameters, standards and regulations)
  • indoor air quality
  • building adapted to climate change, ensuring summer suitability
  • combination with photovoltaics, building component connections (sub-roof, airtight, windtight)
  • building physics demo (effect of different types of glazing, shading and thermal insulation)
  • guided tour through the show room and lab
  • lunch together (no need to bring your own food)

Please download following software for the workshop in advance: Daylight Visualizer: https://www.velux.com/what-we-do/digital-tools/daylight-visualizer

IMPORTANT: Please bring your laptop with you!

The research department is looking forward to an exciting day at VELUX and your participation!

If you have any questions about the excursion, please contact Ines Kirchengast.

Teaching methods

Viewing of nationally as well as internationally renowned examples of ecological building technologies from the university setting and from practice

Explanations of and discussions with experts involved in the projects

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

For a positive overall assessment, the following prerequisites must be fulfilled:

- Participation in the excursion and discussion

- Submission of a report (ca. 4 A4 pages)on a specific topic (will be discussed on the day of the excursion)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
20.02.2024 11:00 26.04.2024 12:00 23.04.2024 12:00

Registration modalities

To register for the excursion, register in Tiss and please come to the research institute and leave your contact details and a €10 deposit, which you will get back on the day of the excursion. The registration via TISS only is not considered a comfirmed registration.

If you have any questions get in touch with Ines Kirchengast.

You can find us here:

TU main building, Karlsplatz 13 

stairs 2, 2nd floor (building wing AE), opposite lecture hall 18 

Kontakt | TU Wien


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering Elective
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Elective
610 FW Elective Courses - Civil Engineering Elective


No lecture notes are available.


  • Attendance Required!