Head of Institute

Brian Cody
Univ.-Prof BSc(Hons) CEng MCIBSE

Brian Cody is a University Professor at Graz University of Technology and head of the Institute of Buildings and Energy since 2004. Prof. Cody has over 30 years of experience in the research and design of energy efficient cities, buildings, and systems. His focus in research, teaching and practice is on maximizing the energy performance of buildings and cities. He is founder and CEO of the consulting firm Energy Design Cody, which is responsible for the development of innovative energy and climate control concepts on construction projects all over the world. Prof. Cody serves on many advisory boards and juries and is Visiting Professor and Head of the Energy Design Unit at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna. Prior to his appointment at Graz University of Technology, he was associate director of the international engineering consultancy Arup with over 13000 staff in over 35 countries and design leader of their offices in Germany. In 2014 his contribution to the design of the NRW state archive building in Duisburg, Germany was recognized with the Balthasar Neumann European Award for Architecture and Engineering. He is author of the book "Form follows Energy” published in 2017. Prof. Cody speaks fluent English, German and Turkish.


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Graz University of Technology
Institute of Buildings and Energy
Rechbauerstraße 12/2
8010 Graz

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