International Passive House Summer School for Students (PH-SS)
12-days English-speaking intensive workshop for students about building in the passive house standard, planning and construction criteria, detail solutions, material knowledge, calculation methods, quality control, measuring exercises, construction site visits and 3-days excursion.
The project "Passive House - Summerschool" is a know-how transfer project with the target group of upper semester students from Austrian and foreign universities in the fields of architecture and construction engineering.
With the target group, an important concern is to invite both architects and construction engineers in order to build up and consolidate mutual understanding by common teamwork. This cooperation is fundamental because energy efficient buildings demand a very high quality. The countries of origin of the participants should also be as varied as possible in order to promote international distribution and combination.
The Summer School is therefore conceived and held in English.
In a 12-days intensive workshop building in the passive house standard should competently be communicated in a concentrated form. This Summer School started in the summer of 2007.
Design and planning, construction, calculation, installations, quality assurance and user satisfaction are the topics of lectures, teamworks and practical exercises. Construction site visits and one 3-days excursion to buildings (projects within the program "Building of Tomorrow" and others), demonstrating innovative technology and high architectural quality, complete the workshop.
The teaching experts consist of Carinthia University lecturers and researchers in the field of the passive house standard and experts of the network IG Passive House working in innovative building practice.
The results reached are
- an increase of knowledge for the participants,
- consolidation and rise of motivation to work in this field and
- an international formation under students,
- the international dissemination of building in the passive house standard and of the results of the program "Building of Tomorrow",
- the announcement of Austrian quality products, and
- a translation of course materials into English which are generally available now.
Marktpotenzial und Bekanntheitsgrad des Passivhauses in Österreich
M. Plate, W. Moser, G. Elvin, Herausgeber: BMVIT
Deutsch, 129 Seiten
Downloads zur Publikation
Basics of the Passive House
Calculation of a Passive House
Building shell, construction
Heating, warm water and electricity
Quality control, checklist
Exanokes if soecuak features
Renovation, renewal, improvement
Supporting sustainability and energy-efficiency
DI Ernst Heiduk
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Project or cooperation partner
- IG Passivhaus Carinthia