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Reduction of cooling requirements through optimized urban structures and processes and design optimisation in building design (smartKB*)

Based on a systematic listing of appropriate methods, recommended actions have been developed to reduce the cooling requirements in new or renovated buildings on three levels: a) optimization and use of appropriate urban structures, b) design strategies and passive measures for building concepts, c) reduction of cooling requirements through integrated planning processes.

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Reduction of maintenance costs of ventilation systems in plus energy buildings

Maintenance costs for central air ventilation systems are approximately 0,42 Euro/m².a excluding VAT, for decentralized systems 1,16 Euro/m².a excluding VAT. 50% savings in operating costs of apartment passive houses opposed to apartment low-energy buildings [SCH11] can be achieved with maintenance costs of around 0,42 Euro/m².a.

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Refurbishment of a housing complex to passive-house standard, Graz - Dieselweg

Refurbishment of the former "Puch-Siedlung", built as a housing area for employees of the company "Puch", in Graz Liebenau, in the period from the 1950s to 1970s, as an exemplary model for a refurbishment in "passive house standard" with special thoughtfulness to the tenants. "From domestic fuel to solar self sufficiency"

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Refurbishment of an existing villa of the "Gründerzeit" to passive house standard with passive and active solar use

The project shows in an exemplary way how buildings of the time of "Gründerzeit" could be maintained and could offer a better environmental balance including the view of the village and the traffic than a new building. As an example a villa has been converted into a multi-family house within a larger housing project.

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Renew Building - Competence Building and Knowledge Transfer for Climate-friendly renovation with ecological and renewable materials

The project Renew Building provided knowledge about eco-friendly renovation to the target groups (planners, architects, students of architecture, etc.) through theory and practice classes, lectures, an e-learning platform, and in an online knowledge database.

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RENEW SCHOOL Austria: Examples and financing models for school renovations

The project aimed at learning from 14 Austrian school buildings, from their financial and cooperation models, meaning successful cooperation between involved parties. The success factors have been derived from these projects and together with 10 best practice schools been published in a brochure. The project supported the Austrian activities in the IEE EU-Projekt RENEW SCHOOL (www.renew-school.eu).

Stadt der Zukunft

RENEWnow - New impulses for the highly efficient energetic renovation of multi-storey buildings and districts

Exploration of an innovative approach for the highly efficient renovation of apartment buildings in Austria. The aim is to develop a new service model (one-stop shop) for property managers and owner associations through a targeted, novel mix of technical and non-technical measures.

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Renovation of the "Gründerzeit" building Eberlgasse in passive house standard

Based on the latest available technical capabilities, the renovation of Eberlgasse 3 will show that passive house standard is achievable even in a typical 19th century building.

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Renovation with passive house technology by master-builder – verified planning documentation – Guide and seminars

The project aims at an increased implementation of passive house technology by the planning as well as the operating master-builder.

Stadt der Zukunft

Repair & Do-It-Yourself Urbanism (R&DIY-U)

The project follows the aim to analyze and to strengthen the transformative potential of Repair & Do-It-Yourself Urbanism with regard to a fundamental change of the existing poor sustainable handling of commodities in selected urban districts, their infrastructures and dominant business and private household practices into resilient areas.

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Revolutionary, cost efficient bitumen rooftop membrane with integrated photovoltaic modules

The project goal is to adapt the photovoltaic (PV) modules of crystalsol and an appropriately designed production process in order to integrate the flexible photoactive layer cost-effectively into waterproof roof membranes. At the end of the project the first membranes with integrated PV-layers will be produced. The success of this project would lead to enormous cost cutting and technological development advantages in the BIPV technology.

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S - House

Innovative Use of Renewable Resources demonstrated by means of an Office and Exhibition Building

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S I P settlement models in passive house quality

Research, development and realization of integral building concepts in passive house quality!

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SaLüH! Renovation of multi-family houses with small apartments, low-cost technical solutions for ventilation, heating and hot water

New innovative concepts for heating and ventilation were investigated. Very compact heat pumps are developed in such a way that it will be possible to integrate these units into the window parapet or into a prefabricated timber façade.

Stadt der Zukunft

SC_micro-quarters – Planning and modernisation of smart city quarters with a view to energy optimisation and a high quality of life

The SC_micro-quarters project demonstrates possibilities for urban planning and urban quarter development with a view to creating a path to a low carbon city with a high quality of life and good resilience, while taking into account existing and proposed buildings, infrastructures and uses. The central element is the modelling of urban structures at micro-quarter level.

Haus der Zukunft

School vent cool - Ventilation, cooling and strategies for high performance school renovations

Based on a building typology, strategies for prefabrication for high-quality thermic-energetic renovation of school buildings were developed. New solutions for ventilation systems to achieve good air quality and shading systems were analysed and tested. The "School vent cool" method for renovation of schools has been developed.

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SchulRen+ Innovative plus-energy refurbishment concepts for school buildings

In a technical feasibility study and based on a real example, the project analysed innovative plus-energy refurbishment concepts for school buildings. The goal was to develop refurbishment concepts with a high replication potential which combine future-oriented energy concepts with feasible technical and architectural solutions.

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SeasonalGridStorage - Innovative seasonale thermal storages for urban district heating grids

Sensible storages, which are currently used in district heating networks for seasonal storage of excess heat (e.g. from solar thermal or industrial waste heat), exhibit high space demand, investment costs and heat losses. Within this project, concepts for using innovative storage technologies, e.g. thermochemical storages (TCS) having high heat densities and enabling pressure- and lossless storage, were developed and analyzed on a technological, economic and ecological basis. Additionally, the regulatory framework has been evaluated.

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Serial refurbishment for buildings in timber construction

Refurbishment of single- and two-familiy houses in timber construction in Austria has a large CO2-saving potential. To meet the special requirements for the refurbishment of timber constructions, a concept for the renovation to passive house respectively plus-energy house standard with special focus on ecologic construction materials was developed in this project.

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SIMULTAN - Simultaneous planning environment for buildings in resilient, highly energy efficient and resource-efficient districts

This project enabled the opportunity for an essential energy efficiency increase within overlapping buildings, to achieve the objective of resilient cities and districts with respect to a high quality of life, resource sustainability and energy efficiency. The goal was a workable tool based on a multidisciplinary planning approach, to support the decision finding process in order to design both refurbishment projects and new developments within a highly efficient city.