Green.Building.Solutions. (GBS) Online Summer University


17. July 2021 – 8. August 2021 all-day
Mag. Barbara Mayr, BSc.

Green.Building.Solutions. (GBS)

Online Summer University

First-hand ecological knowledge and engineering expertise bundled in a three-week program, hosted online from the capital of energy-efficient building, Vienna.
Think sustainable, take care of your future – now!

Green.Building.Solutions. (GBS) is a Summer University that aims at increasing knowledge of and raising awareness for sustainability in the field of building, construction and urban planning. With a duration of three weeks, the academic program takes place for the 11th time from July 17 to August 8, 2021.

During this master-level program, international students from architecture, building design, engineering sciences or related fields, learn about the ecological, economic, technical and social aspects of sustainable planning and construction. They deepen their knowledge of passive house technology as well as energy efficiency in buildings through a digital program of lectures, discussions, excursions to best practice examples and workshops, together with experts.

While specializing in transferring Austrian knowledge and engineering expertise, the academic education does not only add to the participants‘ qualifications and is a significant benefit on the professional job market, it also raises awareness about resource use and climate issues to face the challenges in future building and construction activities.

Main contributors are TU Vienna and BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna) as well as more than 40 national and international supporting institutions and partner universities.

Regular tuition fee of € 990; € 490 on a scholarship basis for highly qualified students (including all program components and accommodation).

GBS Modules

  1. Sustainability in Building & Urban Planning
  2. Principles of Passive House Planning
  3. Renewable Energies & Business Concepts
  4. Project Work

What students say
“I would highly recommend GBS to students and professionals. The course includes very useful lectures. I’m a certified professional in passive house but I’ve learnt a lot! This is also a social program, because now I have friends from all different countries.” (Muslim M. Raheem, 1. certified Passive house planner in Iraq)

I don’t think there is a programme in the world like GBS. We’ve all been saying that this is the first time we’ve ever been with so many different people who all have the same mind-set (…) I’d definitely recommend the course to anyone (…). Apart from recommending it, I’d say that I’ve made so many friends as well. It’s been a really good experience. (…) This is exactly what I want to do in the future, so it’s helped me enormously.” (Leah Gowing, UK)