„Sustainable Reconstruction of Historic Buildings” – ATHENS short course

Based on its success last year, the Department of Architectural Engineeringis once again organising the coursewithin the framework of the international ATHENS programme between November 15-22.

The existing building stock, responsible for about 40% of the energy use in Europe, provides a great potential for cost-effective energy savings. In case of historic buildings, however, there are many obstacles hindering the implementation of energetic refurbishment measures. During the course, students will learn about the possibilities and special problems related to the sustainable and energy conscious retrofit of these buildings. The lectures and workshops will be organised around a prominent historic building of Budapest. Multidisciplinary groups of students will develop a complex retrofit concept for the building, including a vision for the future use of the building, technical details and energy performance. The programme will start with cultural sightseeing tours on the weekend.

During this week, major universities in Europe offer nearly a hundred courses on various topics. You can apply for this course or other courses until the 25th of September. Further information is available on the central ATHENS website.

If you are an international student studying at BME, please contact the BME Erasmus office for further information.