Vienna - Austria & online

summer university

Our yearly training highlight

Award winning master level Academic training

The Vienna Green.Building.Solutions. (GBS) is a 3 week design and engineering summer university, which brings together expertise from across the globe to identify ways to make buildings more sustainable. Due to the COVID-19 situation the GBS had their online-debut in 2020!  

The program includes virtual site visits to best-practice passive house buildings in Vienna, workshops with Austrian experts in sustainable construction as well as a final project work, dealing with a real-life design such as in 2020 the renovation of the Otto-Wagner-Areal according to EnergyPLUS criteria for the Central European University future campus

Since 2015 ECOB is an integral part of the organizing committee and responsible for the simulation activities during lectures and the intensive week of project work.

Project brief


Bringing world class knowledge on sustainable buildings, passive houses and renewable energies to an ever expanding international audience of students and professionals


Inspiring talks about sustainable architecture, ecological building alternatives, passive house technologies, renewable energy production and integrated urban planning 

Virtual onsite tours demonstrating Vienna’s best practices in low energy housing

Engaging building simulation workshops

Interdisciplinary real life case study project work in international groups with dedicated tutorship

Our Role

9 hours of lectures on energy efficient construction and operation, integral planning and dynamic thermal simulations

Support the students during the one week of project work together with Arch. Georg Reinberg and Prof. Karin Stieldorf

Continuously improve the course structure and include latest advancements in technology and best practice examples

Project Partners

More of our work

Mosque in Kasachstan.© David Michulec NEUBAU

Positive Energy Mosque

First mosque in the world with a positive electricity balance in the harsh climate of Kazakhstan.

Visualization Vienna 22 © Renderings: Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

Geothermal simulations

Dynamic thermal simulations of the ground to analyse the energy gain from underground structural walls.

Post am Rochus front view by night. Photo by HABAU

Integral Planning & commissioning

Optimization of control strategies including virtual testing on real hardware for the Austrian postal services headquarter.

Welcome reception of the Bhutanese delegation. Picture by Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Workshop for professionals

1-week workshop on sustainable construction for the Kingdom of Bhutan.