Hands-​on Material testing (photo credit: Natalia Kobylinska)
Hands-​on Material testing (photo credit: Natalia Kobylinska)

earth. bio-​based. reused.

Think regenerative!

It is time to go beyond sustainability. Alternative solutions out of local resources such as earth, bio-​based, and reused materials are emerging all over the world and are triggering regenerative output, thanks to their capacity to contribute to the restoration and improvement of the surrounding natural and social environment. However, they are not widespread in the construction sector due to a lack of information on the side of decision-​makers and a lack of competence on the side of practitioners.

The MAS/CAS ETH in Regenerative Materials, international ETH training programmes launched by the Chair of Sustainable Construction of the ETH Zurich, aim to tackle this problem. These teachings offer knowledge and skills to question our conventional construction techniques and to promote regenerative materials from resource extraction to construction site, operation, and end-​of-life of the building materials, starting from the preliminary phase of the construction programme.

Website CAS ETH in Regenerative Materials

Online Open Doors

On two «Online Open Doors» the objectives and the preliminary programme of the new CAS ETH in Regenerative Materials – Hygrothermal Specialisation are presented and all your questions will be answered:

More information can be found on the continuous education website and through our newsletter.

Upcoming Courses

CAS Regenerative Materials – Essentials (Module 4, starting on the 8th of May).
There will be a public lecture in each Module (approx. once a month).
The next application window for this CAS will be from July to October 2023 (courses in Spring semester 2024).

Two new CAS will start during the autumn Semester 2023 (every two years in alternation):
CAS ETH in Regenerative Materials – Hygrothermal Specialisation, starting in September 2023
CAS ETH in Regenerative Materials – Structural Specialisation, starting in September 2024
The application window for the CAS-Hygrothermal Specialisation is opening from 1st of May to 30th of June 2023.