Green.Building.Solutions. gewinnt österreichischen Klimaschutzpreis 2013

Mitte November 2013 wurde das Projekt Passive House For Actice Students der OeAD-WohnraumverwaltungsGmbH mit dem Österreichischen Klimaschutzpreis 2013 im Rahmen einer festlichen Preisverleihung in der Siemens City ausgezeichnet. Der Klimaschutzpreis in der Kategorie „Klimaschutz in Betrieben“ wurde von ORF Generaldirektor Alexander Wrabetz, Bundesminister Nikolaus Berlakovich und Ski-Legende Toni Innauer überreicht. Das Projekt ist eine Kombination…

GREENBuild Conference, San Francisco, November 2012

From November 14 – 16 San Francisco hosted the USGBC Green Building Conference and Expo – the world’s largest Conference for the green building industry. Only few days before, deadly hurricane Sandy hits the financial capital of the world – New York City. It caused death, destruction and incalculable economic loss. This made me wonder…

UNESCO-Award for the Green.Building.Solutions. Summer University.

The INEX Green.Building.Solutions. summer university was awarded as UN-Decade-Project in the UN-Decade “Education for sustainable development” (2005-2014) by the austrian UNESCO-Commission. The recognition of official austrian decade projects takes place twice a year and has to fullfill all three dimensions of sustainabilty: economical, ecological and social matters. The projects which receive the award are selected…

GBS Diary, 9th August 2012

Thursday 9th of August started at 9 a.m. at the TU, it was the „next-to-last day“ for our passive house project. My group-members, Seda, Dina, Thibaut and me, had a lot of work to do. After a frozen-joghurt-break it was time for a correction-feedback with Prof. Karin Stieldorf, Prof. Georg W. Reinberg and Dr. Gerhard…

GBS Diary, 8th August 2012

After spending the first day of our project under sweltering conditions at the haven named Aspern Seestadt yesterday was a time to consolidate our ideas of the type of structure we would propose for the selected site. To understand todays proceedings I will briefly summarise group dynamics generally for yesterday groups and then specifically for…

GBS Diary, August 7th 2012

As we requested, today we’re working at TU Vienna, instead of going to Aspern. INEX team was kind enough to let us change the plan. Travelling to Aspern every day (original project site), didn’t work for us, as it’s to far away for every-day route. This way, we get more time to sleep / work…

GBS Diary, August 4th 2012

Expectations were high for the first official Saturday group activity. We had an interesting programme planned for us beginning with daylight engineering lectures and workshops, and they did not disappoint. The lectures were greatly insightful, with content fusing the technical and practical aspects of both engineering and human biology. We learnt about the electromagnetic spectrum…

GBS Diary, August 1st 2012

Today we wake up earlier than the others days because the meeting with the members of the INEX program was at 8.00 am to go to the lectures in the Austrian institute of technologies (AIT). The lecture was given by Andreas Fritsche and was about heating pumps and photovoltaic. We had learned more about those…

GBS Diary, July 31 2012

After an evening of frenetic software installation attempts on Monday, everybody, PC and Mac users alike, became the proud adopters of EnergyPlus, a DOE-based energy simulation freeware. Weighed down by the laptop in my backpack, I still managed a little skip in my steps walking out of the residence this morning: as the program indicated,…