253.C01 Sustainability Challenge Continuation in the summer semester
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019S, VO, 2.0h, 4.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

Sustainability Challenge represents an interdisciplinary course offered by the four biggest universities of Vienna. It consists of four blocks following an innovative learning and teaching concept. By coordination of diverse disciplines and integration of experts the aim of sustainable development is brought into the curricula of the participating universities. In the mind of the participants a common base of knowledge will be developed, while common experiance will hopefully remain in the hearts of these future decision makers.

Supplement to the Bund Continuation of the teaching objectives of the Sustainability Challenge from the winter semester as part of the Service Learning project in the direction of start-up:                                                                                                                                        

Enabling participants to strategically build a project based on the analysis of the winter semester Evaluation of the analysis, documentation Creation of a project plan Choice of methodology Implementation, planning of implementation, documentation Presentation and dissemination


Subject of course

Academic content, TU Vienna: Planning and building are characterized by intensive change caused by climate change and reactions on it. It has become mandatory to look on the environmental impact of buildings over their lifetime - from construction to demolition and recycling or reuse. But - how do "Buildings for the future" look like? Do innovative ideas and design meet the challenge of sustainable building? Are there any concepts to deal with e.g. the growing gap between rich and poor in a constructive way? In the context of this course outstanding architecturally and technically solutions will be presented. Their contribution to sustainability will be discussed, starting with the ecological passive house standard, continuing with energy plus solutions, participative models, climate conscious design, the use of renewable energy supply and renewable building materials. Finally, an overview over the latest trends in the field of building assessment will be given - including economic aspects.



Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
ALG For all Students


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