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    Against the predominant background of global warming, rapidly diminishing energy resources, exponential population growth, increasing geopolitical instabilities resulting from the uncertainty of the future energy supply situation together with the fact that buildings are responsible for at least 40% of the world's energy consumption, good architecture is not possible without a good energy concept. Buildings represent a large part of what is probably one of the biggest problems of our society - namely the fair distribution of the resources available to us. Architecture can therefore be a major part of the solution. Never before has this discipline been offered a comparable opportunity to play such a central role in the history of mankind. Good architecture is always a concrete expression of the cultural values, priorities and hopes of a society. But now it can also provide the physical answer to this existential challenge. By definition, sustainable development cannot be accompanied by a simultaneous loss of architectural quality in our built environment. A building with little architectural quality and a good energy concept therefore makes no real contribution to a sustainable future. Research and teaching at the IGE focuses on maximizing the energy performance of buildings and cities and developing architectural and urban design projects that are inherently highly energy efficient by optimizing their shape and structure. 

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    Architecture is not only responsible for a large proportion of the world's energy consumption - architecture is energy. A line on paper that represents an architectural intention often implies decades or centuries of associated energy and material flows. At the Institute for Buildings and Energy (IGE),  energy-efficient architecture is understood as a triad of minimized energy consumption, optimal indoor climate and excellent spatial qualities - both at the urban and individual building level.

     

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Urban Form and Energy

Prof. Brian Cody, Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Eberl, Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Löschnig

 

 

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Within the scope of investigations of different hypothetical city models, studies are carried out to determine the optimal degree of urban density from an energy perspective. The results obtained so far clearly show that the parameter of energy production using renewable energy sources and the land areas required for this plays a significant role in this process, and that the integration of these energy production areas into the surfaces of buildings in turn strongly influences the determination of the optimal density.

 

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January 2010 - laufend

 

Publications

Cody, B.: „Operating Energy Demand of Various Residential Building Typologies in Different European Climates" in: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Vol. 7, pp. 226-250, 2018

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Cody, B.: „Form follows Energy. Form und Energie in Architektur und Stadtplanung“, in: BDA Bund Deutscher Architekten. (Hrsg.): Energetische Sanierung: Denken im Quartier, Berlin, 2012

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Cody, B.: „Städtische Dichte und Energie“, in: Forschungsjournal der Technischen Universität Graz WS 11/12, Technische Universität Graz (Hrsg.), ISSN 1682-5675

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Cody, B.: „Stadt der Zukunft. Wege zur Energieeffizienz”, in: Der Entwurf – ein Supplement der DBZ, November 2010, ISSN 0721-1902

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Cody, B.: „Energieeffizienz versus Energieverbrauch“, in: Die Stadt neu sehen. Begleitdokumentation zum gleichnamigen internationalen Symposium am 26.11.2009 in Karlsruhe, Deutschland: Fakultät für Architektur Karlsruhe (Hrsg.), 2010

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Cody, B.: „Urbane Verdichtung, die Stadt neu denken“, Zeno 2/2009, München, Callway, 2009, ISSN 1866-8429

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Cody, B.: „Urban Design and Energy“, GAM 05, Graz Architecture magazine, „Urbanity not Energy“, Fakultät für Architektur TU Graz (Hrsg.), Wien/New York: Springer, ISBN 978-3-211-79203-2

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