M2.1 | Sustainable university buildings

  Nachhaltige Hochschulgebäude Copyright: Tatiana Wist  

In the course of the climate debate, the construction sector is also faced with the question of how it must react to the climate debate. "The current and future goal must be to achieve maximum architectural quality while conserving resources as far as possible." (Ebert, T. et al., 2010). Ecological, economic and socio-cultural factors play an equally important role when it comes to the implementation of sustainable buildings.

The M2 project is dedicated to sustainability in architecture and urban planning. Within the M2.1 project in the SS 2020, students investigate different sustainability strategies and measures of universities. Based on an introduction to sustainability and certification and a literature study on architectural sustainability in general, the individual sustainability strategy of a university is examined. The result of M2.1 is a theoretical work in which different strategies and measures of sustainable university development are systematically presented, described and evaluated. Building on this, the structural implementation and construction costs of various measures in the M2.2 project in winter semester 2020/2021 will be examined in greater depth in a design study.


M.Sc. Architecture
M.Sc. Urban Planning

Module M2.1 Project
Attendance 16
Processing individual work
Registration Course and exam via RWTHonline
Submission Scientific work and presentation

Start: 07.04.2020, introductory event and further information for download via RWTHmoodle
Support: From 21.04.2020 (09:30-12:30 hrs)
Deadline: 14.07.2020 (09:30-12:30 hrs) in the iPE


Hannah-Kathrin Viergutz, M.Sc.
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elisabeth Beusker