259.305 Building Ecology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VU, 2.5h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand basic concepts of the principles of building ecology. Additionally, students gain basic knowledge/command in a set of relevant IT-supported Tools used for environmental assessment of buildings and the built environment.

Subject of course

This course introduces methods for the description and evaluation of ecological performance of building elements, components, systems, and structures. Specifically, the application of LCA (Life-Cycle Assessment) and EIA (Environmental Impact Analysis) techniques in the building domain is introduced.

Teaching methods

  • course in english language.
  • theory foundations of building ecology in a frontal lecture.
  • tutorial / exercise sessions with different tools.

Mode of examination


Additional information


+++Lecture in english language+++

+++Mandatory Course of Modul "Advanced Building Physics"+++

+++Mandatory Course for Master of Building Science Program, M.7.1., third semester (however, motivated first semester students will find that the course has no prerequisites)+++

Schedule Winterterm 2020/21:

  • Kick Off, 13.10.2020, 10:30 - 12:30 via ZOOM (Link in TUWEL)
  • The course will take place in Distance-Learning Mode with high time flexibility.


lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at (Subject: ID-Number of  lecture & further subject; Do not forget to add your full name and student ID number to the email)

E-Mails to other addresses will not be processed.

Important for Master of Building Science Students:

This lecture is part of Modul 7/first (or third) semester of the curriculum of Master of Building Science. Modul 7 needs to be sucessful completed to be able to finish your Master Studies. Therefore, please ensure to take the exam in time!

Important for incoming Erasmus-Students:

  • The motive for taking this course should be interest in the matter, not the fact that the course is held in english
  • Please use the main exam possibility (to avoid issues with erasmus contracts etc.).

Short-Term Changes will be announced (only) via TISS_Mail. Therefore, please ensure to have all settings done to receive your student-mail emails, and - more important - please read them carefully :).



Course dates

Tue10:30 - 12:3013.10.2020 via ZOOM / Link in TUWELKick-Off / Introductory Lecture
Thu13:00 - 17:0012.11.2020 via ZOOM: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/96518049796 (LIVE)Archiphysik-Edu-Session
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • mandatory presence in class.
  • participation.
  • timely delivery of assignements.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2020 00:00 31.12.2020 23:59 31.12.2020 23:59

Registration modalities

If you can not register to this course (due to the limitation of the ID-Number of Master of Building Science), but HOWEVER ARE INTERESTED IN THE TOPICS OF THE COURSE you should come to the very first unit of the class(this is no guarantee for registeration).

Registration is possible for Students of Building Science.

Others, who are interested in particiapation can write their interest to lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at, or simply visit the first unit. However, participation is only possible if enough ressources are free.



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

This lecture is intended for interested students. Therefore, students that look just for an english-spoken lecture should better look for other lectures, e.g. soft skills.

Accompanying courses