Ecological Building

  • German
  • Munich
  • Blended
  • 3590 €, Discounts available

Ecological Building

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.


  • Provider: TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning
  • 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
  • Modules: Module 1: Introduction to Ecological Building
    Module 2: Life Cycle Engineering
    Module 3: Circularity & Healthy Building
  • Program Fee: 3,590 €*
    10% discount for members of our cooperation partners
    10% discount for TUM Alumni and employees of BMW Group in Germany
  • Target Group: Architects, civil and environmental engineers, urban planners and specialist planners (e.g. sustainable construction, building physics, building services engineering) and managers in construction companies who want to acquire competitive knowledge in the field of ecological construction; landscape architects
  • Dates: Next program start in 2022, exact dates will be published here as soon as possible
  • Duration: 8 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.

If you would like to learn more about how ecological building supports the transformation of our cities and buildings, click here for the whole interview.


  • 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

Our Lecturers

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang
    Chair for Energy-efficient and Sustainable Design and Building, TUM
  • Prof. 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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Please note: The current Corona regulations apply to all programs. We will continuously inform registered participants about any changes, e.g. regarding the implementation of on-campus events. If you have any questions, please contact our program managers at any time.


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