Brian Cody is professor and director of the Institute for Buildings and Energy at Graz University of Technology. His focus in research, teaching and practice is on maximizing the energy efficiency of buildings and cities. Before his appointment in Graz he was associate director of the international engineering consultancy Arup and design leader and business development leader of Arup Germany. He is founder and principal of the consulting firm ENERGY DESIGN CODY. Professor Cody serves as member 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.