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.

  • TEAM

    Head of the Institute

    Brian Cody


    Office hours

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 12:00

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

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

    Project Assistant/Lector

    Project Assistant/Lector

    Project Assistant/Lector

    Sebastian Sautter

    Student assistant

    Student assistant


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Dipl.-Ing. Arch

Wolfgang Löschnig

Consultation hours Thursday10:00 - 12:00 AM

or acc. to agreement




Professional Experience

Architect – ZT []

Univ. Ass. IGE / University of Technology Graz (2008-2013)

WSB Bauträger Graz

Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes Paris/Vienna

Centre p.a.r.t.i.r. Corsica




International Winter school [Sustainable Smart Cities]

Certified and sworn civil engineer

Diploma in architecture, University of Technology Graz

Foreign studies, école d’architecture de Paris la Villette



Tel +43(0)316/873-4751


Technical University of Graz

Institute of Buildings and Energy

Rechbauerstraße 12/2

8010 Graz



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