Building, Energy & Society

We design tomorrow's living spaces.

Building, Energy & Society

“Tomorrow’s living spaces will need to meet increasing demands from society in terms of functionality, quality, cost efficiency and rising environmental awareness. This includes, among other things, building quality, energy supply, transport and urban planning in line with the needs of a changing society. The Department of Building, Energy & Society sets out to tackle these challenges in teaching and research.”

Michaela Kofler, Head of Department

What are the ideas, concepts and measures needed for social co-existence in the 21st century in terms of architecture, building, environment and social affairs? These are the questions we seek to answer in the Department of Building, Energy & Society.

We plan future-oriented living spaces, develop responsible transport solutions and work on building the city of the future. We design sustainable residential and commercial buildings, conduct research into renewable forms of energy and aim to support people in dealing with difficult situations in life. Networked thinking and an international perspective enable our students to combine their economic, technical, social and legal skills in the development of innovative and creative solutions.

Graduates from the Building, Energy & Society Department are open-minded experts who work in a wide range of career fields and contribute towards positive social development.

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