280.905 Energy and Climate-related Analysis and Planning
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, VU, 4.0h, 6.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

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

  • pick up the theoretical contents presented in the lecture course and elaborate on them in exercises
  • work on analytical as well as on planning tasks using different approaches and tools.
  • estimate the energy demand of different spatial structures in the dimensions of heat (cooling) / electricity and mobility
  • (roughly) estimate the potential of renewable energy sources in a planning region
  • design more energy-efficient systems for different future scenarios take into account and optimize existing spatial and energy structures
  • present and communicate developed scenarios in the form of plans and programmes

Subject of course

The municipality of Biedermannsdorf (population 3,155) is located in the district of Mödling, with Vösendorf as its neighboring municipality. In order to achieve the climate targets set by the EU and the state government, the municipality must and wants to take important steps towards renewable energies, energy efficiency and energy saving.

In preliminary discussions between TU Wien and municipal representatives, topics relating to spatial energy planning and the local development concept have already been discussed. Exciting topics include moderate municipal growth, densification in building land development areas and integrated transformation concepts for a former children's home area and the "Rohrhof". As part of the course, three events will take place on site (kick-off, interim and final presentation), and a joint publication will be produced afterwards. Thanks to the close cooperation between the TU and the municipality, students have the opportunity to train in a very practical way.

Illustration: Excerpt from the ÖEK of the municipality of Biedermannsdorf

Ausschnitt aus dem ÖEK Biedermannsdorf

Source: Gemeinde Biedermannsdorf


Teaching methods

  • Modelling of the energy demand for different dimensions of energy based on given structures and parameters from literature
  • Application of analysis tools from the sector of energy-related spatial planning
  • Preparation of an analysis report and documentation
  • Discussion and classification of the results with experts
  • Communication of the results to different stakeholders

The tools used in the past years are presented. The final choice of tools is left to the students.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course is part of the elective module 4 - Mobility and Spatial Energy Planning.

An overview of the tasks will be given at the module presentation (date and location to follow).

Combined completion with VO 280.901 Energy Spatial Planning is highly recommended!



Course dates

Thu10:30 - 17:0007.03.2024 10:35 U1 ab, an 11:23 Biedermannsdorf GemeindeamtKickoff, Auftakt und geführte ERP-Gebiete-Tour in Biedermannsdorf
Thu14:00 - 18:0014.03.2024Seminarraum EBU1-2 - RPL Auftakt Phase 1 (ERP IST)
Thu14:00 - 18:0021.03.2024Seminarraum 127 Plenum Zwischenergebnisse & Feedback
Thu14:00 - 18:0011.04.2024Seminarraum EBU1-2 - RPL Gruppen-Coachings (Reihenfolge n.V.)
Thu14:00 - 18:0025.04.2024Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL TU-Interne Zwischenpräsentation, Start Phase (ERP SOLL)
Thu14:00 - 18:0002.05.2024Seminarraum EBU1-2 - RPL Vorbereitung zur Zwischenpräsentation in Biedermannsdorf
Thu15:00 - 19:0023.05.2024 Biedermannsdorf, Veranstaltungsraum Perlashof, Perlasgasse 8, 2362 BiedermannsdorfZwischenpräsentation in Biedermannsdorf (mit Gästen)
Thu14:00 - 18:0006.06.2024Seminarraum 127 WS zu Struktur, Inhalten und Fristen der Final-Produkte
Thu14:00 - 18:0013.06.2024Seminarraum EBU1-2 - RPL Gruppen-Coachings (Reihenfolge n.V.)
Wed15:00 - 19:0026.06.2024 Biedermannsdorf, Veranstaltungsraum Perlashof, Perlasgasse 8, 2362 BiedermannsdorfAbschlußpräsentation in Biedermannsdorf

Examination modalities

The course has an immanent examination character, attendance is compulsory. There will be 3 assignments to work on, one (small) individual and 2 group assignments (poster for the interim and final presentations including a working documentation, collaboration on the joint publication). The overall grade is made up of the grades for the assignments, collaboration and attendance.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.02.2024 10:00 01.03.2024 12:00 01.03.2024 12:00


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified


No lecture notes are available.