Alexander Passer completed his civil engineering degree at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz, Austria) in 2002. After his studies, he began to work at the Institute of Technology and Testing of Building Materials at Graz University of Technology.
His research focuses on the design process and optimisation of buildings and its modelling (BIM), as well as on building materials, Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA). During his work, he was also project leader of research projects in the field of sustainable construction. For his PhD, he focused on the applicability of environmental assessment methods on building products and buildings.
After his PhD, he lectured on sustainable construction at Graz University of Technology and the University of Applied Science in Vienna (FH Campus Wien, Austria). In 2010, Dr. Passer co-founded a consultancy engineering company (IGNB GmbH) and assumed the role of vice-president. The focus of his work is on building energy certification, energy optimization of buildings and sustainability certification of buildings.
Since May 2011, Alexander Passer has held the position of Assistant Professor for Sustainable Construction in Graz, where he set up a working group for sustainability assessment. In 2014, he joined the Chair of Sustainable Construction at ETH Zürich as a visiting professor. The focus of his work was on teaching and research with a collaboration within the IEA EBC Annex 57 – Evaluation of Embodied Energy and Carbon Dioxide Emissions for Building Construction.