Sustainable building at universities and educational institutions

The basics of sustainable building are now taught in almost all spatial science university faculties. Professorships at universities and educational institutions that have distinguished themselves through their commitment to sustainable construction are listed here. The list does not claim to be complete. New references are gladly accepted. We would be pleased to receive backlinks.

Last update of this page: 23 January 2021

Straight to:

University offers Sustainable Building - Sustainable City

(except for TGA, building physics, solar building)

Aachen Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Wollenweber, HS Aachen
Department of Building Construction Timber Construction, Building in Existing Contexts
Berlin Prof. Dr.-Ing. Patrick Jochum
Laboratory for building renovation and energy efficiency
Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Planning of Sustainable Buildings - Green Building Design
Course of study website:…
Berlin Prof. Eike Roswag-Klinge, Natural Building Lab TU Berlin
Managing Director ZRS Architekten Ingenieure
Bochum Prof. Dr. Annette Hafner, Ruhr University Bochum
Chair Resource-efficient construction
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Sciences
Dresden Prof. Dr.-Ing. Regine Gerike, TU Dresden
Faculty of Transport Sciences "Friedrich List
Institute for Traffic Planning and Road Traffic
Professorship for Integrated Traffic Planning and Road Traffic Engineering
Erfurt Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rid, HS Erfurt
Department of Urban and Regional Economics
Casting Professor Dipl.-Ing. Maik W. Neumann
Technical University of Middle Hesse in Gießen
Department of Civil Engineering Department of Sustainable Construction
Hamburg Building Materials Technology, HS Hamburg
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Willkomm
Recyclable design
Höxter Prof. Dr. Hendrik Laue, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences in Höxter
Specialty "Special construction methods in landscaping"
Karlsruhe Prof. Markus Neppl, KIT Karlsruhe
Urban district planning
Munster Prof. Dr. Stefanie Friedrichsen, HS Münster
Construction operations/project management
Nordhausen Prof. Dr. Dieter D. Genske, HS Nordhausen
Department of Landscape Technology and Land Recycling
Potsdam Prof. Dr. Michael Prytula, HS Potsdam
Research professorship for resource-optimised and climate-adapted construction
Rottenburg Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ludger Dederich, Rottenburg University of Applied Sciences
Teaching areas wood construction, building physics, mechanics and building material science


Basel Prof. Dr. Matthias Drilling, Basel School of Social Work
Institute for Social Planning and Urban Development
Further education programme and master's degree in sustainable construction
at five Swiss universities
  • Bern University of Applied Sciences, School of Architecture, Wood and Construction, Prof. Peter Schürch in Burgdorf
  • FHNW | University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, School of Architecture, Civil Engineering & Geomatics, Institute Energy in Construction, Prof. Dr. Jürg Bichsel in Muttenz
  • ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences Life Sciences and Facility Management, Institute for Facility Management, Prof. Markus Hubbuch in Zurich
  • University of Applied Sciences Graubünden, University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Christian Auer in Chur
  • HSLU - T&A | Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Continuing Education, Prof. Reto von Euw in Horw



Graz Prof. Dr. Alexander Passer, Graz University of Technology
Assistant Professor for Sustainable Construction
Institute of Technology and Testing of Building Materials

Chairs of TGA, building physics, solar construction

(sorted by place)

Place, HS
Berlin, TU Building Technology and Design, Department of Architecture
Prof. Claus Steffan
Brunswick, University Institute for Building and Solar Technology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. N. Fisch
Kassel, GhK Building Physics, Prof. Anton Maas
www.bpy.uni-kassel.deSolarCampus: a solar project initiated by students of the University of Kassel
(Offer since 2005)
Karlsruhe, KIT Technical finishing / building physics
Energy and solar-optimised construction
Prof. Andreas Wagner
Constance, Htwg Subject area energy-efficient construction
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stark
Munich, HS Department of Building Construction and Building Climatics
Prof. Dr. Natalie Essig
Stuttgart, HfT Technical expansion, Prof. Andreas Löffler
Wuppertal, University Department of Building Physics and Technical Building Equipment
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Voss
Overview at "Baunetz
Almost all courses of study in the direction of TGA and building physics, even if the heading says "sustainable building".

Offers from independent educational institutions

Eco-Centre NRW, Hamm
Various distance learning/teaching courses with recognised qualifications
Institute for Building Biology and Ecology, IBN
Distance learning course in building biology
Distance learning course, with recognised qualification
Energy Institute Vorarlberg,
A - 6850 Dornbirn
Building ecology course
Part-time practice-oriented further education
DGNB Academy
Further education and training platform of the German Sustainable Building Council - DGNB e.V.
Clay building courses at the Kastanienhof
Beatrice Ortlepp
Building with clay or over on a hands-on building site (free of charge), in Kagendorf,
17389 Anklam before Usedom
Clay building courses
Waldemar Eider
Practical but also theoretical seminars on earth building
Building biology and environmental technology
67806 Bisterschied/ Palatinate
Ecovillage Sieben Linden
Courses and seminar on ecological building
UWZ Deister
Energy and environmental centre at the Deister
North German Centre for Sustainable Building In Verden/Aller (near Bremen), in the immediate vicinity of the Verden Ecological Centre - on the site of the former Lindhooper barracks on Artilleriestraße
Summer Academy 
Solar architecture
Design and theory part, for students, student prices at the FH Aachen
Information service wood
Nationwide consulting and competence center for timber construction for 60 years
Wood Construction Center North Advice and competence centre, with comprehensive training and event programme for northern Germany
Wood Construction Conferences
The International Timber Construction Forum (IHF) in Innsbruck or the "European Congress - Efficient Building with Wood in Urban Areas" (EBH) in Cologne grants students a discounted admission to the annual conference

Environmental and spatial science courses

Overviews in the field of environment, sustainability and ecology WILA Bonn et al.…

Universities with a course of study or other reference to
Landscape Architecture / Landscape Management / Landscape Planning
(Page content last edited on 19.12.2007. Still online: 12/2020)

University Network Sustainability

Financing of studies and/or doctorate

Bafög calculator

Study Scholarships

KfW Student Loan

  • Flexible monthly payment up to 650 Euro
  • Independent of income
  • No collateral required
  • Flexible repayment

Funding and promotion of doctoral studies

Doctoral theses on sustainable building in the field of spatial science

Student competitions