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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.

Internationale Energieagentur (IEA)

Analysis of Long-Term Performance of PV Systems

IEA-PVPS Task 13, May 2014
Publisher: IEA Photovoltaik Power Systems Programme
English, 60 Seiten

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"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.

Haus der Zukunft

built in 2020 - Pictures and stories of tomorrow for building in the future

Production of a comprehensive picture of tomorrow's building using research into future trends, the societal framework and political developments in the building sector.

Haus der Zukunft

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.

Haus der Zukunft

Inhabitants-friendly passive house renovation in Klosterneuburg / Kierling

Renovation of an apartment house from the 1970s as passive house using renewable energy.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

GAINING BUILDING LAND without expansion - development of single-family housing settlements

Identifying and utilising potentials for higher densities and re-structuring in single-family housing areas requiring renewal

Haus der Zukunft

Subjective housing quality as social acceptance test of sustainability

Post occupancy evaluation with residents of four low energy building projects and four conventional residential buildings in the city of Salzburg. (A co-operative project with the Workers Chamber of Salzburg and provincial research into residential building).

Haus der Zukunft

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

Haus der Zukunft

green LIGHT: light, fresh air, exterior space, greening in the large volume PassivHaus

theoretical topics: Optimization of natural light, ambient humidity and of private exterior space, planted over buildings, evaluation of the energetic performance and special challenges of large volume "Passivhaus" residential buildings. applied research: concept for the renovation of a 13 storey residential building for senior citizens built in 1974 to PassivHaus standards, applying the results attained in the theoretical part.

Haus der Zukunft

Competence- and knowledge centre of renewable energies and passive house technology

Arrangement of a passive house village for test living in the context of an innovative settlement expansion. Building up a large dimensioned passive house for consulting, training, exhibitions, research and distribution of passive house technology and know-how in the field of energy efficient and sustainable building.

Haus der Zukunft

Rebuilding of the organic farm Achleitner, straw & clay - room climatisation with plants

Rebuilding of a marketing-, store- and processingcenter with an organic freshmart and an organic restaurant in passivhouse quality. Application of regional building materials, an innovatve overall energyconcept, climatisation with plants.

Haus der Zukunft

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.

Haus der Zukunft

Specification for biomass heating systems for buildings with low energy demand

The aim of this project was to develop specifications for biomass heating systems for buildings with a low energy demand. The focus was on multi-family residential buildings and office buildings.

Haus der Zukunft

User-friendly heating and ventilation systems for low energy and passivehouses

The goal of the research project is the evaluation of different heating and ventilation systems for passive- and low energy multi family and office buildings taking into account indoor climate, possible variation of user behaviour, final and primary energy demand, costs, space demand and fail save installation and operation.

Haus der Zukunft

Development of a Window for Passive-Housing Featuring an Integrated Sun Shield

Development of a laminated wooden/aluminum window for a passive-housing featuring an integrated sun shield in the shape of blinds or of folding net curtain.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

Existing building reconstruction and implementation of passive house components

Implementation of passive house components, systems and techniques into the practice of existing building reconstruction, in order to reduce the energy consumption as much as possible and to increase the living quality substantially. Craftspeople and planners, who are specialized in building renovation, should gain access to passive house know-how.

Haus der Zukunft

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.

Haus der Zukunft

First rehabilitation project of a public building to reach passive-house standard

General rehabilitation of the General Secondary School II and the Poytechnic School at Schwanenstadt (Upper Austria) using prefabricated timber wall elements and a newly developed ventilation system optimised for schools