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    Based on global warming, decline of existing energy resources, exponential population growth, increasing geopolitical instabilities which are the result of uncertainty of the future energy supply, together with the fact that buildings represent about 40% of total energy consumption worldwide leads to a conclusion that a good architecture is not possible without a good energy concept.

     

    The buildings represent the bigger part of one of the biggest problem of our society - fair distribution of available resources. Therefore architecture can be a big part of the solution. Never before in the history of our civilization architecture had such a chance to gain one of the central roles in the society. Good architecture is always representing the expression of the cultural values, priorities and hopes of a society. Now it can produce a physical response for the existential challenges.

     

    A sustainable development by definition cannot get along with the decay in architectural quality of our built environment. A building with low architectural quality and good energy concept is not an actual benefit for a sustainable future. The objective of research and teaching at the Institute is the maximization of energy performance of buildings and cities, and the development of architectural and urban projects through form and structure optimization toward energy efficiency.

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    Head of the Institute

    Brian Cody

    consultation-hour

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    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 12:00

    doris.damm@tugraz.at

    consultation-hour - wednesday 11:00 - 12:00

    alexander.eberl@tugraz.at

    consultation-hour - friday 11:00 - 12:00

    aleksandar.tepavcevic@tugraz.at

    christiane.wermke@tugraz.at

    Project Assistant/Lector

    edina.majdanacqtugraz.at

    Project Assistant/Lector

    podmirseg@verticalfarminstitute.org

    Project Assistant/Lector

    Sebastian Sautter

    sautter@tugraz.at

    hatice.cody@tugraz.at

    alexandru.daan@gmail.com

    wolfgang.loeschnig@tugraz.at

    martin.schneebacher@tugraz.at

    nawara@exikon.at

    minoru.suzuki@tugraz.at

    Student assistant

    vesabunja@gmail.com

    Student assistant

    sever@student.tugraz.at

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Head of the Institute

Univ.-Prof. BSc(Hons) CEng MCIBSE

Brian Cody

Consultation hours app. by Sekretariat

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Professor Brian Cody is university professor at Graz University of Technology and head of the Institute for Buildings and Energy. His focus in research, teaching and practice is on maximizing the energy performance of buildings and cities. Before his appointment at Graz University of Technology he was associate director of the international engineering consultancy Arup. He is founder and CEO of the consulting firm Energy Design Cody, which is responsible for the development of innovative energy and climate control concepts on construction projects all over the world. Professor Cody serves as member on many advisory boards and juries and is Visiting Professor and Head of the Energy Design Unit at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna.

 

 

2014

Balthasar Neumann Prize

 

2012

Appointed to the Convent of Building Culture, Germany

 

2010

Principal of Energy Design Cody

 

2005

Visiting Professor, University for Applied Arts in Vienna

 

2004

Consultant to Arup.

Director of the Institute for Buildings and Energy, TU Graz

 

2003

Business Development Leader, Arup

Appointment as Full Professor at Graz University of Technology

 

2002

Associate Director, Arup.

 

1999

Design Leader, Arup GmbH

 

1997 - 2001

Teaching appointment at architectural faculty, University of Hanover

 

1997

Associate of Arup

 

1996

Registered as Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council UK

 

1993 bis 2003

Arup Germany, subsidiary of the international engineering consultancy Arup

 

1989 bis 1992

Practice, research & development in the USA, England and Germany

 

1989

Degree in Engineering with First Class honors, University of Dublin

 

“Form follows Energy”, using natural forces to maximize performance

Birkhäuser, 2017

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"Role of Technology in Sustainable Architecture"

 Wolkenkuckucksheim, Internationale Zeitschrift zur Theorie der Architektur 2014

PDF

 

"Architektur, Bewegung und Energie / Architecture, motion and energy"

in: Michael Schumacher, Oliver Schaeffer, Michael-Marcus Vogt (Hrsg.): MOVE. Architektur in Bewegung - Dynamische Komponenten und Bauteile, d/e, Birkhäuser, Basel 2010, ISBN: 978-3-7643-9985-6

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"Form follows Energy"

Keynote Lecture, Conference Proceedings, Clima 2010 - 10th REHVA World Congress, Antalya/Türkei,

9. - 12. Mai 2010

 

"Form follows Energy", "der architekt"

3/09, Herausgeber: Bund Deutscher Architekten, Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung, ISSN 0003-875X

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"Form follows Energy, Building Energy Performance and Architecture"

Mimarliklarin Pazaryeri, UIA 2005 Istanbul Kongresi Etkinlikleri Dizisi, XXII. Dünya Mimarlik Kongresi' nden Secme Bildiriler, Tmmob Mimarlar Odasi, Ankara 2009, ISBN 978-9944-89-655-9

 

"Urban Design and Energy" GAM 05, "Urbanity not Energy"

Springer Wien New York, ISBN 978-3-211-79203-2

PDF

 

"Exploring the potential for natural ventilation of tall buildings"

Conference Proceedings, 29th AIVC Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2008

PDF

 

“BEEP, Development of a method to determine the true energy efficiency of buildings”

Proceedings, Clima 2007, Helsinki, 2007

Link

 

“Energieeffiziente Lüftung von Bürogebäuden“

HLH Fachzeitschrift, Springer-VDI-Verlag, Düsseldorf, 2005

PDF Teil 1

PDF Teil 2

 

“Double skin building envelopes and their impact on the HVAC systems and energy efficiency of Buildings” Conference Proceedings, 8th REHVA World Congress Clima 2005, Lausanne

PDF

 

Ecole Centrale Paris

France, OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture

 

Taiyuan Botanical Gardens

China, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

 

Hyundai Motor Company

Seoul, South Korea, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

 

UniCredit Bank Austria Campus

Vienna, Atelier Podrecca

 

Parliamentary Building of Albania

Tirana, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU architects

 

Fudan University

Shanghai, China, Miralles Tagliabue architects

 

Central Bank of Azerbaijan

Baku, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU architects

 

Medical University Campus Graz

Austria, Riegler Riewe architects

 

Energetic master planning for Bigova Bay

Montenegro, Ortner & Ortner Hotel Schwarzenberg, Vienna, Austria, Tschapeller Architekt

 

State Archive NRW

Duisburg, Germany, Ortner + Ortner Baukunst

 

Silesian Museum

Katowice, Poland, Riegler Riewe Architekten

 

Fronius office and laboratory building

Wels, Austria, Schneider + Schumacher Architekten

 

ÖVAG headquarters

Vienna, Austria, Carsten Roth Architekten

 

Dalian International Conference Center

Dalian, China, Coop Himmelb(l)au architects

 

Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition

Shenzhen, China, Coop Himmelb(l)au architects

 

Busan Cinema Complex

Coop Himmelblau

 

Central Administration for the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main

Coop Himmelblau

 

Office Building

San Diego, USA, schneider schumacher architekten

 

Duales System Pavilion

EXPO 2000, Hanover, Germany, Atelier Brückner architects

 

Headquarters Building for Braun AG

Kronberg, Germany, Schneider Schumacher architects

 

GSW Tower

Berlin, Germany, Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten

 

Low Energy Building

Berlin Marzahn, Germany, Assmann Salamon und Scheidt architects

 

„Form follows Energy“

Ringvorlesung Architekturforschung, TU Graz/A, 29. November 2012

 

“Form follows Energy”

EnergieNeuDenken – “Energienutzung im Jahre 2121”, Ares Tower, Wien/A, 14. November 2012

 

„Beziehungen zwischen Architektur und Energie“

6. Stiebel-Eltron Dialog zur „Evolution der Architektur:   grüner_effizienter_nachhaltiger: Bauen als gesellschaftliche Aufgabe“, Stuttgart/D, 23. Oktober 2012

 

Keynote Speaker

Luxamérica 2012. XI Lighting Latin American Congress, Cartagena/Kolumbien, 9. – 12. Oktober 2012

 

“Form follows Energy”

4. Tagung Zukunft SolarArchitektur: Mehr Sonne!, ZDF-Konferenzzentrum Mainz/D, 6. September 2012

 

„Werkvortrag“

Sprechen über Architektur, Zentralvereinigung der Architekten, Wien/A, 10. Mai 2012

 

„Form follows Energy“

Keynote Speaker, Bauen auf Fraunhofer, TU Graz/A, 07. Mai 2012

 

„Form follows Energy – Zur Zukunft grüner Architektur“

Impulsvortrag, energyart, Köln/D, 24. April 2012

 

„Gebäude – Kraftwerke der Zukunft“

5. IIR Green Building Summit 2012, Berlin/D, 13. März 2012

 

„Form follows Energy“

Vortrag für BEHF Architekten und geladene Gäste, Wien, 6. Februar 2012

 

“Form follows Energy”

Architektur Vortragsreihe, Universität Lichtenstein, Vaduz/L, 18. Januar 2012

 

“Energy Design“

Out of standard, AIT Architektur Salon, Hamburg/D, 8. Dezember 2011

 

“Über die wahre Relevanz von Energieeffizienz und Gestalt“

Vernunft für die Welt. Klima Manifest 2011: Sanieren mit Gestalt und Verstand, DAZ, Berlin/D, 14. November 2011

 

Keynote Speaker, "Professional Lighting Design Convention 2011"

Circulo de Belles Artes, Madrid/E, 21. Oktober 2011

 

“Gebäude – Kraftwerke der Zukunft, Im Zeichen der Energiewende: Green-, Blue- oder nachhaltig Bauen, der Weisheit letzter Schluss?"

News Mediatower, Wien/A, 10. Oktober 2011

 

“Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Architektur und Energie”

EXPRESSION ARCHITEKTUR, Knauf AMF, Grafenau/D, 1. Juli 2011

 

“Form follows Energy”

OTIS_trendlounge, St. Veiter Schlössl, Graz/A, 17. Mai 2011

 

Impulsreferat: “Die Fassade als Kraftwerk?”, open:lab Sustainability in Design, Construction and Energy Systems. Ein Blick in die Zukunft von Architektur, Bauwesen und Energie. Wie wir 2030 leben warden

Veranstalter: TU Graz, Dom im Berg, Graz/A, 7. April 2011

 

“Form follows Energy”

International Winter School 2011 “Sustainable Smart Cities”, Styrian Adademy for Sustainable Energies, Graz/A, 16. Februar 2011

 

“Form follows Energy”

contractworld, Internationaler Architekturkongress, Hannover/D, Januar 2011

 

 

 

Ecole Centrale Paris

France 2012 , OMA

 

Uni Credit Bank Austria Campus

Vienna 2011 , Atelier Podrecca

 

Parliamentary Building of Albania

Tirana 2011 , COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

 

Fudan University

Shanghai, China 2011, Miralles Tagliabue architects

 

Maintor

Degussa Areal 2009 , Prof. Christoph Mäckler

 

4 Tower in 1

Shenzen, China 2008 , Coop Himmelblau

 

Erste Campus, 2. Stufe

Vienna, Austria 2008 ,Henke Schreieck Architekten

 

National Bank Azerbaijan

Baku 2008 , Coop Himmelblau

 

International Conference Center

Da Lian, China 2008 , Coop Himmelblau

 

Prazakova Business Highrise

Ljubjiana, Slovenia 2008 , Boris Podrecca

 

Paulinenstraße

Stuttgart 2008 , Schneider + Schumacher

 

State Archive NRW

Duisburg, Germany 2007 , Ortner + Ortner Baukunst

 

MOCAPE Museum

Shenzen, China 2007 , Coop Himmelblau

 

Silesian Museum

Katowice, Poland 2007, Riegler Riewe Architekten, Graz

 

Headquarter Styria Medien AG

Graz 2006 ,Riegler Riewe Architekten, Graz

 

Fronius office and laboratory building

Wels, Austria 2006 ,Schneider Schumacher Architekten

 

ÖVAG Headquarters

Vienna 2006 ,Carsten Roth Architekten, Hamburg

 

Busan Cinema Complex

Busan, Korea 2005 , Coop Himmelblau

 

Energie AG Oberösterreich

Linz, Austria 2005 , Arup GmbH

 

KfW Westarkade

Frankfurt, Germany 2004 , Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten

 

Education center Welsberg

South-Tirol, Italy 2004 ,Marques Rosner, Luzern

 

ADAC Headquarters

Munich 2004 , Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten

 

European Central Bank

Frankfurt 2003, Coop Himmelblau, Vienna

 

Cafesjian Museum of Contemporary Art

Armenia 2003, Coop Himmelblau Wien

 

Sunbelt Management Office Building

San Diego 2001, Schneider + Schumacher, Frankfurt

 

Silo residential complex

Copenhagen 2000 , MVRDV, Holland

 

Unterföhring Park Village

Munich 1999 , MVRDV, Holland

 

Secondary school Geldern

1998, Schneider & Partner, Holzminden

 

IKA Adlershof

1998,Gössler Architekten, Berlin

 

Headquarters Braun AG

Kronberg 1996, Schneider + Schumacher, Frankfurt

 

Nordic Countries Embassy Project

Berlin 1996, Berger + Parkinen, Vienna/ Helsinki

 

Landeszentralbank

Halle 1996, Brandi + Partner, Göttingen

 

KPMG

Leipzig 1994, Schneider + Schumacher, Frankfurt

 

Leipzig Central Station

1994 ,HPP Architekten, Düsseldorf

 

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