875310 Sustainable constructions

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2019/20
Languages of instruction


Lecture topics:

1 Introduction Sustainable Architecture - Resource-oriented construction
2 Global environmental problems - Shortage of resources
3 Digression Ecology - Ecology in architecture
4 Historical development of solar, resource-oriented construction
5 Strategies of solar design
6 Passive solar technology components
7 Passive House technology
8 Green roofs and walls
9 Energy efficiency and active solar power systems
10 Alternative water supply and disposal systems
11 Sustainability assessment and life cycle analysis
12 Ecological building materials concept - Renewable Resources

Exercise part: calculation of an energy certificate.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

With the completion of the course, students gain an overview of the resource-based and sustainable building and are able to apply the acquired knowledge in the construction industry.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.