Ecological Building

  • German
  • Munich
  • Blended
  • November 2024
  • 6 days in 4 weeks
  • 3590 €, Discounts available

The certificate program “Ecological Building” teaches qualitative and quantitative analysis basics for sustainability-relevant aspects of buildings and urban quarters. The emphasis is on ecological issues, as well as the economic, social and technical aspects of construction. For this holistic approach, different levels of focus come into play – from the city, to the neighborhood, to the individual building.

The course program consists of three modules: Introduction to Ecological Building, Life Cycle Engineering, and Circularity & Healthy Building. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to plan for future generations, evaluate sustainable buildings, think in terms of resource cycles, and consider biological construction and health aspects in their building plan processes.

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Why this program? 

Urban planning and construction play a crucial role in reducing CO2 emissions and adapting our cities, neighborhoods and buildings to climate change. That means that a fundamental shift to interdisciplinary, holistic planning is necessary. That is where this certificate program comes in: “Ecological Building” was developed as a component of the new continuing education courses on sustainable buildings and neighborhoods in close cooperation with the Chair for Energy-efficient and Sustainable Design and Building at the Technical University of Munich. Experienced lecturers prepare specialists and managers for the challenges of the construction industry by integrating the latest research. This informs our engaged teachers as they convey an integral planning approach to implementing sustainable buildings, neighborhoods and cities for a more optimal future.


  • Certificate: After successful completion of the final exam, you will receive a certificate from the Technical University of Munich
  • Academic Responsibility: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang, Architect
  • Modules: Module 1: Introduction to Ecological Building
    Module 2: Life Cycle Engineering
    Module 3: Circularity & Healthy Building
  • Program Fee: 3,590 €*
  • Discounts: 10% discount for TUM Alumni and members or employees of our strategic cooperation partners (see below).
  • Target Group: Architects, urban planners, civil and environmental engineers, landscape architects, as well as specialist planners (e.g. sustainable construction, building physics, building services engineering) and employees from the public sector (e.g. building department, department for urban planning and building regulations) or executives from the building industry who want to acquire competitive knowledge in the field of ecological construction.
  • Dates: Online Sessions: 06 November 2024, 13 November 2024, 20 November 2024 On-site in Munich: 25 and 26 November 2024
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Language: German
  • Format: Blended
  • Location: Munich / Online
  • Access requirements: Participants should have relevant work experience of at least two years and ideally a construction, technical college or university degree

*Based on our experience, the German tax benefits help many of our participants to self-finance their education as these can be worth of up to 50% of tuition fees and program related travel costs. Please, consult your personal tax advisor for more details. For participants of our programs residing outside Germany this might be applicable, please check the situation with the local tax authorities in your country of residence.


  • Status Quo – Ecological Building
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Legal standards & sustainability certificates
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Life Cycle Costs (LCC)
  • Circular Economy
  • Building Ecology & Healthy Building

You can find more information about the course content in our agenda:

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Our Lecturers

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang, Architect
    Chair for Energy-efficient and Sustainable Design and Building, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Benedikt Boucsein
    Chair for Urban Design, TUM
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Pauleit
    Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Brigitte Helmreich
    Chair for Urban Water Systems Engineering, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Magnus Fröhling
    Chair for Circular Economy, TUM



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On-campus courses and Covid-19

We look forward to resuming our on-campus Certificate Programs within the first months of 2022 and to welcoming many of our participants in person. However, we will continue to follow safety-measures and restrictions introduced to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic. This may require that we deliver some modules in a virtual or blended format. We will ensure registered participants are kept informed about any changes required and will strive to provide a safe environment and a seamless learning experience. If you have any questions about the current situation, please do not hesitate to contact one of our program managers.



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