During his already 30 year long educational work at the University of Venice Sergio Los has already early chosen the path of substainal architecture and substainable urban planning. He developed a locally rooted architecture that adapts to the regional circumstances and uses the natural energetic potentials, especially solar energy. Already in 1980 together with a group of international architects he founded the organisation PLEA (Passive and Low Energy Architecture ), that promotes on a worldwide scale sustainable architecture for which he has done around 30 publications. Further publications were and are created through his intensive research activity. In cooperation with many other european architects and scientists he is at the moment developing the "Passive Solar Handbook" and the reference book "Daylighting in Architecture".
Through his longtime educational work he has shown many young architects his innovative ideas and many more architecture students with his landmark publications so that there is hope that even more architects and urban planners will use his ideas in the future.