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WOP - Restoration of residential buildings in passive house quality, Linz, Austria

Pilot scheme for the restoration of the multi-storey residential buildings to a low energy building while people keep living in their flats with energy efficient, ecological and economical criteria.

ÖkoInform - Platform for Exchange of Information in Green Building

A platform for the exchange of information to promote the better integration of ecological materials and renewable resources in the research programme "Building of Tomorrow"

What is so beautiful about the own home - a life-style concept of housing

Motives behind the wish of living in a certain way - here, especially in a detached house - explained through a life-style concept

Development and application of an consultancy model to promote sustainable building design

Development of an consultancy model to promote ecologic and economic sustainable building solutions within the planning process. Analysis of the efficiency of guided (integral) meetings with architects, planners, and experts for different items.

Acceptance and improvement of low-energy-house components as a mutual learning process for users and producers

A social scientific investigation of acceptance and dissemination strategies for controlled ventilation systems with waste heat recovery and a joint heating system in low energy and passive houses.

Ways and means to increase the construction-volume by 500%, by means of standardised thermal restoration of old houses.

Development of practise-fit methods for intensification and rationalisation of processes in the field of restoration of one-and two-family houses built between 1945 and 1982 in Austria.

Inter-linked design as a strategy towards sustainable buildings - removing deficiencies of learning and of diffusion

The aim is to investigate the role of inter-linked design team organisation in the design of sustainable buildings and to formulate ready-to-use recommendations and guidelines for dissemination.

Single Family Homes and Densified Low-rise Housing - an Analysis of Motives

The study concentrates on describing the reasons behind the slow uptake of space-saving, densified forms of housing, and explains the dominant preference for detached single-family homes. However, it goes beyond simply describing the decisive motives for choices of housing. The study analyses the determining factors and the basic conditions under which these motives come or came into being. Based on this analysis, alternatives will be proposed and evaluated with regard to their effectiveness and feasibility.

Solar Adsorption cooling system of residential and office buildings (SunSorber)

In the on hand project an adsorber/desorber for a solar operated/district heating operated one-level adsorption chiller with water as cooling agent and silica gel as adsorbent agent will be planned for a low range of performance (2 to 50 kW refrigerating capacity). It will be implemented as a test-/pilot plant. Hence these two substances are an alternative to the HFCKW´s cooling agents that are used nowadays.

Pathways to sustainable construction. Experiences and prospective European research strategies

The aim of this study is to investigate the international research context of the programme "Building of Tomorrow" (with a focus on central, eastern and southern European countries) and to identify co-operation potentials.

Developing of a cost-efficient, energy-optimized window, built of wood and ecological insulating materials

Development of a sustainable windowconstruction using solar energy and ecogical materials.

COOLSAN - refrigeration concepts for office and administrative buildings retrofit

Technologies to enhance comfort and minimise energy requirements for air conditioning in existing office and administrative buildings. Possibilities to reduce the cooling loads and strategies for the use of passive cooling systems.

Information point for renewable and ecological materials (II) online information plus service offer

Development and maintainance of the internet platform for building materials made of renewable resources at www.nawaro.com, which serves the central information-point for important stake holders - private house builders, architects, master-builders and experts in the field of building laws.

Criteria for Sustainable Urban Development - Tool for the Development and Assessment of urban brownfields

Based on experiences made with the projects "solarCity" and "Eco Building" resp. "Total Quality Assessment" the project will define qualitative and quantitative criteria for sustainable urban development considering Greater Linz as example.

Investigations on the Fundamental Suitability of Sprayed-on and Plaster-covered hygrothermic active Cellulose-Compact-Soundabsorber

Development of a new kind of spray-on and plastered noise absorber on the basis of cellulose from recycled paper. The absorber system preferably attenuates the low-frequency range, that can usually only be controlled with rather complex systems, and can also be used where conventional absorbers could cause problems due to impermissible water vapour condensation.

New Conceptions for elderly people in new construction and renewal

Development of a catalogue of criteria for senior-housing and detailed implementation plans of a new building and/or of a reorganization project in Vienna, located in the 16th district; Costs and comparison analysis between "ordinary" New building and/or "ordinary" Reorganization and senior-housing new buildings and/or renewal

"Energy saving" - the best PR strategy for sustainable housing?

The project aim is the clarification and PR-reevaluation of the thematic field "energy/energy saving" as a chance to study users and market forces close and factual to have a secure base for the development of new concepts, slogans and incentives in Austria.

IEA SHC, Task Solar Thermal Plants with Advance Thermal Storage Technologies for Low Energy Buildings

Participation in TASK 32 "Storage concepts for solar buildings". Subtask leader of the subtask for heat storage based on phase change materials

Austrian demonstration projects within the research programme "Building of tomorrow"

Austrian map with project descriptions

Publisher: BMVIT
English, 2 Seiten

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52/2013

Sanierungsleitfaden - Neue Standards für alte Häuser international

Tschechischer Untertitel: "Leitfaden für die Sanierung von Einfamilienhäuser im 21. Jahrhundert"
E. Haselsteiner, K. Guschlbauer-Hronek, M. Havel, J. Hollan
Publisher: BMVIT
Czech, 77 Seiten

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