Master Green Architecture

Resource-efficient, Low-pollutant Architecture


  • Building Materials and Health
  • ResourcesandRecycling
  • Material Flowsin Planning and Building Processes

Reducing large material flows has been a key policy issue since the reports to the Club of Rome and is implemented by the EU Contruction Products Regulation with the basic requirement "sustainable use of natural resources".

The second cornerstone of low-pollutant architecture is implemented with the basic requirement "hygiene, health and environment”. Possible implementation strategies will be introduced in the module and assessed based on the effectiveness of the appropriate instruments. Examples taken from architecture illustrate the practical relevance and the need to take both environmental cornerstones into account within the framework of sustainable building.

Students will possess the following competences upon successful completion of this module:

  • The ability to assess building materials, taking into account environmentally friendly issues, and apply them in the planning and building process
  • An awareness of the relevant codes, regulations and norms for the planning, design, construction, health, security and use of building projects.
  • An understanding of assessment systems for the assessment of building projects by means of manual and/or electronic devices (e.g. ÖKOBAUDAT).

Responsible expert

Martin Oldenburg