IBO, the Austrian Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building was founded in 1980 with the aim of providing topical information on the impact of buildings on human health and well-being (Baubiologie) and on the environment (Bauökologie).
As an independent, scientific non-profit society, the IBO investigates the interactions between people, buildings and the environment. Private individuals, experts and companies who attach importance to green building and healthy living can support the IBO with their membership.


Call for papers – open till 24 June 2016

- International Congress Feb. 15th–17th, 2017 in Vienna, Austria

What may change? Planning 2017–2050

Your contribution is welcome! More...

The CaGBC International Program is a special four day program designed for international delegates who are interested in exploring the landscape of Canada’s green building industry, interacting with Canadian companies and identifying potential business and partnership opportunities. More...



Theme 1: Smart solutions towards energy self-sufficiency
• What means a "Smart city" (focused on energy)?
• Innovative use of energy
• Production and use of electricity in a building or nearby

Theme 2: Nearly zero energy buildings
• Examples of large NZEBs (except for family houses)
• Examples of single family NZEBs

Theme 3: Heat recovery from waste water, green roofs and facades
• Heat recovery from waste water (shower, sewer channels, ...), green roofs and facades

The conference will be interpreted Czech - English.






Details for Passive Houses

Details for Passive Houses - A Catalogue of Ecologically Rated Constructions

This unique reference work enables fast access to basic data for green building.



baubookDetails for Passive Houses online
baubook eco2soft - life cycle assessment of buildings


IBO - Austrian Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building
Alserbachstraße 5/8
A-1090 Vienna
Tel: +431/319 20 05-0
Fax:+431/319 20 05-50




IBO is a founding institute of ASBC - Austrian Sustainable Building Council.


IBO is a member of ACR - Austrian Cooperative Research.

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