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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
Measurements & MonitoringInteriorCircular economy

RE-FORM earth
Clay construction for the building revolution

Considering the ecological and social impacts as well as the immense amount of materials used in the building sector, it is evident that there is a…


Measurement of greened/non-greened objects for the adaptation of calculation models

Development of measurement methods to determine the influence of greening measures on greened versus non-greened reference objects with contemporary…

Building product managementCircular economy

Guide to plastic-free construction
Analysis of hazards and risks over the entire life cycle of building products

It is impossible to imagine the building industry without plastics, but the long-term effects on humans and the environment have not yet been…

ResearchCircular economy

Performance of recycled concrete in upcycling

In the UP!crete project, scientifically sound knowledge is generated on the possibilities of improving the properties of recycled aggregates to enable…

ResearchCircular economy

Clay as a climate- and resource-friendly building material

The massive use of materials that can only be reused by means of downcycling or materials that are destined for landfill in recent decades presents…


Live in the stock today: climate fit together

High resource and energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy, recyclability, high-quality interstitial spaces and good long-term thermal comfort…

ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs
Circular economy

Circular Twin
A Digital Ecosystem for the Generation and Evaluation of Circular Digital Twins

By 2030, more than the equivalent of two Earths will be needed to meet the demand for natural resources, therefore a transition to circular systems is…


Collection of measurement data to assess the impact of green buildings

HEDWIG aims for the assessment of effects from green roofs and facades on buildings by using monitoring data referring to microclimate and building…

ResearchCircular economy

Critical evaluation of the effect of biogenic carbon in wood products on climate change using dynamic models.

The overall objective of TimberBioC is the development and coupling of dynamic models on forest and product level as a robust basis for the…

ResearchCircular economy

From the building industry, for the building industry - Fundamentals of the recyclability of wood

The overall project goal of TimberLoop is to conceptualize the recycling of construction timber, as a central component of the wood-based bioeconomy.…

ResearchCircular economy

100 percent re-use and recycling for buildings with short usage cycles

The BuildReUse project will develop concepts of the circular economy with regard to buildings with short usage cycles in order to promote the…

ResearchCircular economy

Participatory realization of a climate-neutral demonstration building

Vis-à-Vis, a building in the Village im Dritten urban development area, is to become a scalable, climate-neutral pilot project and thus a role model.…

ResearchBuilding acoustics

Engineered wood composites with enhanced impact sound insulation performance to improve human well being (IRIS)

FWF funded joint research project at the IBO with partners from Austria and Slovenia


LOW TECH innovation-lab
Real laboratory for the transformation to climate- and resource-friendly energy regions with innovative LOW TECH solutions

LOW TECH innovation-lab aims to set up an innovation laboratory in which innovative model solutions are developed, tested and rolled out widely in…

ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs

Parametric planning for a sustainable utility roof (blue, grey and green)

Roof areas could be used much more intensively: Photovoltaics, water retention and local recreation are not mutually exclusive, but must be…

ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs
Building physicsRenovation

Energetic Renovation of Glass Buildings of Architectural Value

The focus of the GreenTech-Renovation project is to find innovative solutions for the energetic renovation of architecturally valuable buildings with…


Regulation of climate, energy requirements and well-being in GLASS structures through structurally integrated, vertical GREEN

GLASGrün aims for the development of innovative vertical greenery systems to apply to glass facades.The focus is laid on amendments, sanitation of…

ResearchBuilding constructions – selection and optimisation

Niklas goes Nature
Wood, straw, clay in subsidized housing

Wood, straw and clay are finding their way into the city. An ecologically and socially sustainable residential building will be built in Vienna over…

ResearchMaterial ecology

Clay to stay
Expanding the use of clay in the construction sector by setting up a testing network

Manufacturing processes and the transport of building materials are energy-intensive and cause high CO2 emissions. In addition, many building…

ResearchMaterial ecology

Innovation network for regenerative, recyclable, regional and resilient components in building construction

The aim of this research project is to simplify ecological construction. It is funded by the FFG's COIN funding programme and managed by the Research…

New Scientific Publications

Dolezal F., Reichenauer A., Wilfling A., Neusser M., Prislan R.: Recording, Processing, and Reproduction of Vibrations Produced by Impact Noise Sources in Buildings. Acoustics 2024, 6, 97–113.

Dolezal F., Fellner M., Neusser M.: Acoustic Performance of Buildings, Components and Materials as a Parameter for Ecological and Social Assessments. Proceedings of 10th Congress of the Alps Adria Acoustics Association. Izola 2023.

Wilfling A., Dolezal F.: Application of Ambisonics to Building Acosutics – Challenges and Opportunities. Proceedings of 10th Congress of the Alps Adria Acoustics Association. Izola 2023.

Dolezal F., Neusser M., Blödt A.: Kategorisierung der Stoßstellendämmung im Massivholzbau. Teil 1: Quantifizierung der Wirksamkeit von Maßnahmen an der Stoßstelle mit Messwerten im L-Stoß. Holzbau Quadriga 3/2023.

Blödt A., Neusser M., Dolezal F.: Kategorisierung der Stoßstellendämmung im Massivholzbau. Teil 2: Anwendung elastischer Zwischenlagen im Massivholzbau und Prognose der bauakustischen Eigenschaften. Holzbau Quadriga 3/2023.

Neusser M., Urbán D., Dolezal F., Müllner H.: The influence of different material properties of straw on the building acoustic performance of lightweight wall constructions. Proceedings of forum acusticum, Torino 2023.

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