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

15. July - 6. August 2023
Vienna, AT

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


  • OeAD student housing
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
  • Technical University Vienna (TU Wien)

Content Description

Why GBS?

The future growth of cities and increase in population pose several challenges to municipalities, city planners and architects. To create ecological and sustainable solutions for urban development and the building sector, education, knowledge and interdisciplinary collaboration are crucial.

Build better!

GBS showcases not only how sustainable buildings are possible, but also how they can achieve the highest quality standards, delivering a healthy living environment for generations to come. This is demonstrated by pioneering architects, planners and engineers sharing their personal experiences and best practice.

Think globally - Act locally

Mitigation of the consequences of the ongoing climate change demands the immediate reduction of CO2 emissions in the construction sector. Energy efficiency, climate neutral approaches and circular economy concepts need to be consistently implemented across the industry.


The "Green.Building.Solutions." Summer University is specializing on first-hand ecological knowledge and engineering expertise. Future architects, planners and engineers deepen their knowledge in passive house planning, sustainable urban development, new energy technologies, innovative architecture and ecological design approaches together with local experts in workshops, excursions and lectures.

The content of the program follows a holistic and modular approach. Based on its curriculum, it comprises three main topics:

  • Sustainability in Building and Urban Planning
  • Principles of Passive House planning
  • Renewable Energies and Business Concepts

More Information on the program on the the OeAD student housing website.


Target Audience

The academic program is focused on students and professionals.

Target groups:

  • architects
  • urban and energy planners
  • builders
  • building and civil engineers
  • students from similar fields in the construction environment from a domestic or foreign university
  • people studying and working in the field of resource management, ecology, and landscape planning

Participant Information

Application deadlines

  • June 30, 2023 - regular participation
  • April 3, 2023 - scholarship

Application information on the website of OeAD student housing


Contact Address

OeAD student housing
Program Coordinator Green.Building.Solutions.
Clara Kupelwieser BSc., MSc
EbendorferstraƟe 7
A-1010 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (1) 534 08 800