About GBS

The GBS is a non-profit academic program, managed and implemented under the leadership of the OeAD student housing. It is mainly organized in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU University), Technical University Vienna (TU Wien), University of Vienna, Danube University in Krems, University of Applied Sciences (FH Technikum Wien), Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Reinberg Architekten ZT. More than 60 international partners support the GBS.

Why GBS?

The future growth of cities and increase in population pose several challenges to municipalities, city planners and architects. To create ecological and sustainable solutions for urban development and the building sector, education, knowledge and interdisciplinary collaboration are crucial.

Build better!

GBS showcases not only how sustainable buildings are possible, but also how they can achieve the highest quality standards, delivering a healthy living environment for generations to come. This is demonstrated by pioneering architects, planners and engineers sharing their personal experiences and best practice.

Think globally - Act locally

Mitigation of the consequences of the ongoing climate change demands the immediate reduction of CO2 emissions in the construction sector. Energy efficiency, climate neutral approaches and circular economy concepts need to be consistently implemented across the industry.

Our mission

OeAD student housing offers sustainable accommodation in guesthouses built to the passive house standard and beyond since 2005. While keeping the prices affordable, it aims to offer the highest possible standard of living with the lowest environmental impact. Globally, Austria and Vienna are a forerunner in energy efficient and climate conscious building practices.

Drawing from his own expertise as a property developer and operator, the CEO of OeAD student housing, G√ľnther Jedliczka, initiated the Green.Building.Solutions. Summer University in 2011 together with local leaders and main universities in the field. With this, the non-profit summer program is uniquely positioned to disseminate knowledge in the sustainable building sector to future generations, which is its primary target.

Join GBS 2024 from July 13 - August 04, 2024 in Vienna and be a part of our story for a greener future for everyone!

Applications for GBS 2024 will open early next year. If you're interested in applying, you are welcome to sign up for our newsletter, or get in touch with us at gbs@oead.at. We will then send you a reminder as soon as applications open.

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