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Haus der Zukunft

Life Cycle Cost Forecasting Model - Real Estate-Database analysis for life-cycle based investment decisions

Estimation of operational costs of buildings based on a "cause/effect model" between technical building characteristics, investment and running costs to support the decision making process in early planning stages regarding energy efficient buildings.

Haus der Zukunft

LifeCycle Tower - Energy efficient prefabricated multi-storey timber houses

Based on the results of previous research projects, the project at hand deals with the development of a wooden prefabricated module construction for energy efficient office buildings with up to 20 storeys. This sustainable system ensures cost certainty through the whole life cycle of the building.

Haus der Zukunft

LightFromFacade - Optimized Day- and Artificial Lighting by Facades

Multfunctional facades with integrated artificial- and daylighting systems had been simulated and evaluated regarding lighting and energy (lighting quality and energy demand). The results create basics for further façade developments and for academic education.

Haus der Zukunft

Lightyard - From courtyards to lightyards

The feasibility of daylight-optimized solutions for retrofitting courtyards by an intelligent alignment of different materials is checked. With it, daylighting levels in lower floors can realistically be increased tenfold. Additionally, a calculation tool for generating optimal courtyard solutions is designed. Besides daylighting parameters also economic and engineering criteria are considered.

Fabrik der Zukunft

Living Lab Vorarlberg

The methodology of living labs centers the requirements of the user into the development process. The original approach of the MIT should be adapted to the sustainable discrete production in the region of Vorarlberg as a living lab.

Haus der Zukunft

Living and Working in the Moosburg, the "community of education"

The design aims not only at creating comfortable living spaces and practical work environments, but at connecting these realms, thus providing a holistically attractive “living space”. A pilot project will be built on an appropriate site in the very core of Moosburg, neighbouring both the village square and the educational campus.

Haus der Zukunft

Living in the "Sustainable Building of Tomorrow" - Book Publication on User Experiences and Socio-Economic Aspects of Sustainable Buildings

The book will give an introduction and a systematic overview of socio-economic research performed in the programme 'Building of Tomorrow' and will present instruments to improve user acceptance and motivation.

Haus der Zukunft

Living-city Joint-space-potential Salzburg

Exemplary transformation of a traffic abused open urban structure. The target was to develop a model through supplementary housing as well as social measures and measures for the surrounding.

Haus der Zukunft


Development of transparent, technical and economic models for medium and high volume residential buildings, with special focus on the non-profit sector. Topics such as generation living, teleworking as well as smart homes are developed in an integrated model, for dense structures as well as pavillons and townhouses. All models follow the three pillars of sustainability.

Energiesysteme der Zukunft

Long-term scenarios of the austrian electricity system

Economic analyses and scenarios of the evolution of the Austrian electricity supply system until 2050 in consideration of various technology options in order to provide energy services optimally from society's point of view.

Haus der Zukunft

Low Tech - High Effect! An overview of sustainable low-tech buildings: realized best practice examples, innovative approaches, principles and systematic solutions

In this study approaches of low-tech buildings were examined and particularly innovative and representative concepts were documented in detail. The aim was to elaborate the current state of the art and the existing know how and knowledge on the basis of realized examples as well as to show potential for further development.

Haus der Zukunft

LowEnergyBuildingServices - Highly efficient presence detectors and end user technologies

Highly energy efficient presence detectors, control systems for sun shades etc. are de facto not available on the market. Regarding plus-energy office buildings, the minimisation of the power consumption of these components is a central criterion to achieve the "plus" part in terms of the energy of the building. A highly energy efficient presence detector was successfully sketched in this project, which undercuts the intended standby consumption of 0,05 W.

Stadt der Zukunft

MOTIVE – Modeling, Optimizing, and technical integration of Vacuum-Glazing-Elements

This project addressed the development of construction details for the implementation of vacuum glazing panels in new windows. In this project such constructions (form of frame, thermal bridges, structural aspects, mounting of glass) were explored via empirical experiments and via simulation. As an outcome, a mock-up was constructed, and the findings were documented in a comprehensive document.

Fabrik der Zukunft

Maize Cob Board (MCB) - Light weight material from agricultural by-products

Maize cobs accrue as an agricultural by-product can be used for a core material of light weight panels with good material properties and insulation characteristics. The aim was to work out a concept for the production and optimisation of material properties.

Haus der Zukunft

Manage_GeoCity - Development of a method for the coordinated management of geothermal energy in urban areas

Based on the urban region Graz a method had been developed for the coordinated use and management of shallow geothermal energy for heating and cooling as well as seasonal heat storage in urban regions. Ground water flow, different geologic conditions, heating and cooling demand, heat input from solar collectors and industrial waste heat and the possibilities of seasonal heat storage in the subsurface were considered.

Fabrik der Zukunft

Management of the loads of public water treatment plants - ARAFIT

ARAFIT develops a concept for the regional management of the loads of public water treatment plants in a partnership of planners, operators and major water consumers following the idea of sustainable least cost planning resulting in efficient, flexible and future oriented regional infrastructure.

Energiesysteme der Zukunft

Manual to realise initiatives for energy regions of tomorrow

Compilation of the manual to realise initiatives for energy regions of tomorrow; integrating the experiences generated in the winner projects, outcomes of representative energy-projects and the know-how of scientific works; distribution by multiplicators, realization of distribution activities

Internationale Energieagentur (IEA)

Mapping of IEA TCPs

The intention of this project was to visualize the current activities of the IEA Energy Technology Network and to identify possible gaps and overlaps. The mapping includes 185 ongoing tasks and annexes (Status September 2017).

Fabrik der Zukunft

Market oriented sustainable ROI-Contracting

Concept for launching of a new business unit or an independent ROI-Contracting Consulting with effects on sustainable development.

Fabrik der Zukunft

Material utilization of end-of-term textiles

Mechanical processing of the non-reusable part of collected end-of-life apparels (e.g. cutting, sifting, etc.); development of marketable application for the obtained short fibers in the field of construction materials (e.g. bitumen modification)