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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


ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs

6D BIM Terminal
Missing link in planning carbon-dioxide-neutral buildings

The project aims to close the gap between specialist consultants and BIM applications. For that, relevant data for cost estimation, scheduling…


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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. For the project Way2Smart…


ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs

HEROES
Houses for Energy- and ResOurce Efficient Settlements

In energy-efficient, new buildings and renovations, the gray energy of building material used for construction and maintenance is as important as the…


ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs

baubook Amortization and Cost Calculator for components

This online tool gives short and concise information about the cost effectiveness and environmental impact of thermal insulation.


ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs

ÖKOBAUDAT

The ÖKOBAUDAT platform is provided as an online database with life cycle assessment datasets by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building…


ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs

LEKOECOS – combined economic-ecological life cycle assessment model

The consumption of ecological and economic resources over the whole life cycle is supposed to be anticipated and optimised in the design process of…


ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs

Formation of an Austrian EPD-Platform for building products

The objective of the project at hand was to create the general program guidelines for the "Austrian EPD-platform for building products": 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.