Vienna young Scientists Symposium
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Vienna young Scientists Symposium

1.-2. Juni 2017

Program at a glance

Proceedings VSS 2017

Fotos VSS 2017; Do, 1. Juni

Fotos VSS 2017; Fr, 2. Juni

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PreisträgerInnen VSS 2016

Proceedings VSS 2016

 

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vss@tuwien.ac.at

Sustainable Products and Solutions, Architecture and Urban Design

The recent international climate change treaties (e.g. Paris agreement, 2015) have again put a sustainable energy and resource consumption on the political agenda. Over 100 countries have committed themselves to s significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG emissions) hopefully leading to an almost complete decarbonization of the economy.

These political goals will only be achieved if all areas of our day-to-day life (consumption, production, mobility, architecture and housing, urban design and structures) are transformed into a sustainable and decarbonized economy. In all these policy fields, the challenges in terms of new technologies, designs, social and political approaches, are enormous.

Sustainable products and solutions have a lower Product Carbon Footprint compared to a conventional solution use resources more efficiently and foster reuse of parts and components and recycle materials at all levels. Sustainable products and solutions refer to developments that contribute to a lower environmental impact through any of the following strategies:

  • reduced resource consumption due to design considerations
  • consuming less energy due to better energy efficiency
  • durable and longer lifetime due to design and material aspects
  • fit for a Circular Economy due to recylability and reusability

Papers in this track will deal with these issues in its broadest understanding, and while presentations will be based on a strong disciplinary pillar, they will also extend disciplinary boundaries in terms of inter- and transdisciplinarity.

Chair und Reviewer: Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.rer.soc.oec. Michael Getzner and  Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wolfgang Wimmer