From Vienna to the Himalayas

Sustainable construction training for the Kingdom of Bhutan

Five days training program

Adding sustainability to gross national happiness

In 2019 Philip (while working for the Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH) organized a one-week training program for the Ministry of works and human settlement of the kingdom of Bhutan. It included site visits to various passive houses in Vienna including ENRERGYbase, workshops and lectures on sustainable construction as well as a hands-on workshop on dynamic-thermal simulations using the software IDA ICE

Project brief


Advising and educating a team of Architects and Engineers from the Ministry of works and human settlements on sustainable construction and dynamic-thermal simulations.


Full one-week day program tailored to the customers need with lectures, workshops, site visits and social events

Our Role

As part of AIT:

Project organization & coordination

Conceptual design and execution of several workshops and lectures on sustainable construction, climatic analysis, local materials & techniques and dynamic-thermal simulations

Project Partners

More of our work

Visualization Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt (querkraft)

Building physics simulation

Consultancy on buildng physics for the complex historical renovation of a museum in Ingolstadt.

Aerial foto of IRESENs Green and smart building park in Benguerrir- Morocco . Photo from IRESEN.

Capacity building & consultancy

Supporting the Moroccan research institute IRESEN in the planning of their research campus.

Austria Campus ©SIGNA

LEED Simulations for a campus

Dynamic thermal simulations for five building blocks including its’ own district heating & cooling network

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.