874323 Building greenary: functions and basic technologies for roof and facade greening

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Götz, Mino , Pitha, Ulrike
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


The sustainable green building is in the foreground - inside and outside!
Facade greening, green roofs and interior greening are to be learned in detail. Construction methods, constructions, use of materials, guidelines and recommendations, cost estimation and specifications will be taught theoretically and applied. Theoretical approaches to the subject of building greening will be worked out together and tried out on the basis of a concrete planning object. A planning object will be worked out starting from the idea, concept and design phase up to detail and implementation planning including preparation of specifications and cost estimation.

Following SDGs are adressed: 11, 13, 14, 15.

Excursions to completed green building projects complement the know-how to be built up in this area.

Previous knowledge expected

Vegetation technology, green infrastructures and irrigation technology
Landscaping Technology
Knowledge of (sustainable) landscaping materials, construction techniques and construction processes
Knowledge of plants and their use
Construction, presentation and planning skills for detailed technical planning in landscaping
knowledge of tendering and calculation of services in garden and landscape construction
scientific handling of literature
scientific documentation and analysis of structures
writing of (scientific) texts

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Theoretical knowledge regarding building greening in terms of construction methods, design, materials, costs and services as well as sustainable maintenance.
Application of this knowledge to a concrete planning object
Preparation of technical plans
Cost estimation and preparation of bidding
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.