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Research

The IBO's research is primarily oriented towards results and implementation: IBO research should encourage the dissemination of independent information, substantiated comparisons, decision-making aids as well as make tools available. Research activities cover all areas of sustainable construction. The scientific approach makes it easier to identify which measures improve construction. Research at the IBO focuses on quantitative and qualitative assessment that can be applied in practice.

Research projects


Lifecycle assessments and lifecycle costsBuilding physics
Smart CityRenovation

Way2Smart Korneuburg
Start-Up towards a socially compatible, energy-self-sufficient Smart City

Korneuburg has set itself an ambitious deadline: By 2036, the city wants to be energy-autonomous and also CO2-neutral. Two municipal buildings, which...


ResearchBuilding physics
Internal insulationRenovation

IDsolutions
Solutions for the refurbishment within existing building stock with interior insulation

The development of exemplary refurbishment solutions on the level of single flats was the aim of the project.


Building serviceSmart City
RenovationBuilding physics

Smart Tower Enhancement Leoben Austria (STELA)

STELA Project: Smart Tower Enhancement Leoben Austria is concerned with the comprehensive thermal and technical redevelopment and simultaneous basic...

Scientific Publications

H. Figl, C. Thurner, F. Dolezal, P. Schneider-Marin, I. Nemeth: A new Evaluation Method for the End-of-life Phase of Buildings. SBE19 Brussels BAMB-CIRCPATH, Earth and Environmental Science 225 (2019) 012024, doi:10.1088/1755-1315/225/1/012024

Dolezal Franz, Niko Kumer: Semiempirical model for prediction of weighted sound reduction index of cross laminated timber walls with external thermal insulation composite systems. Proceedings of the 8th Congress of the Alps Adria Acoustics Association. Zagreb 2018

Proceedings in COST FP1407:

Dolezal Franz, Boogman Philipp: Comparative assessment of carbon uptake and release of wooden and concrete building materials. Proceedings of the 3rd COST Action FP1407 International Conference - Wood modification research and applications, Kuchl 2017. 

Tellnes, Lars G. F., Ganne-Chedeville, Christelle, Dias, Ana, Dolezal, Franz, Hill, Callum, Zea Escamilla, Edwin: Review of biogenic carbon in carbon footprint of modified wood. Proceedings of the 3rd COST Action FP1407 International Conference - Wood modification research and applications, Kuchl 2017.

Journal iForest:

Tellnes, Lars G. F., Ganne-Chedeville, Christelle, Dias, Ana, Dolezal, Franz, Hill, Callum, Zea Escamilla, Edwin: Comparative assessment for biogenic carbon accounting methods in carbon footprint of products. A review study for construction materials based on forest products. iForest, Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, 2016. accepted.

European Acoustics Association:

Dolezal Franz, Spitzbart Christina: Relevance of Acoustic Performance in Green Building Labels and Social Sustainability Ratings. Acoustics in Practice. European journal of current topics in applied acoustics. Issue 6, p. 25-32. European Acoustics Association (EAA) 2017.