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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


ResearchMoisture and mould damage
Indoor air qualityMeasurements & MonitoringInterior

Next Generation Sequencing

Das Projekt NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung von neuartigen Methoden der DNA (Nukleinsäure) Analytik.…


Color & LightingResearch
Measurements & MonitoringInterior

Dust analyses of indoor air

While much attention has been paid to outdoor dust pollution in recent years, it is not on the list of factors influencing health indoors. Depending…


Color & LightingResearch
Indoor air qualityComfortMeasurements & MonitoringInterior

IASca – Indoor Air Scavenger

The main aim of this project is to improve indoor air quality with the means of scavenger-materials that are able to absorb and bind various…

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.