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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

ResearchMaterial ecology
Smart CityArchitectureBuilding Materials and ComponentsCircular economy

Digital Urban Mining Platform for assessing the material composition of building stocks through coupling of BIM to GIS

Strong population growth and the resulting urbanisation are increasing the global consumption of material resources and energy. The construction…

ResearchPassivhaus & Plusenergie Gebäude
Smart CityArchitectureBuilding Materials and Components

Building expertise for the sustainable development and implementation of digital, liveable plus-energy neighbourhoods

The consortium is developing a future-oriented and customised qualification measure for the sustainable development and implementation of digital,…

ResearchIndoor air quality
Material ecology

Environmentally relevant product data in collaborative BIM environments

Construction products can pose a potential risk to the environment and health due to their pollutant content or release of pollutants. The BIMpeco…

ResearchMoisture and mould damage
Indoor air qualityMeasurements & MonitoringInterior

Next Generation Sequencing

The NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) project is concerned with the development of new methods of DNA (nucleic acid) analysis. Innovations in multiplex…

ResearchCircular economy

Sustainable building material cycles by means of material analysis and pollutant separation

“Bau-Cycle – Sustainable building material cycles by means of material analysis and pollutant separation” aims to close essential gaps in the…

ResearchMaterial ecology
Circular economy

wohngesund – healthy living – standard for healthy and ecological residential buildings

The overarching aim of the Interreg project "healthy living" is to ensure that the interiors of residential buildings in the Lake Constance region are…

ArchitectureBuilding Materials and Components
ResearchPassivhaus & Plusenergie GebäudeSmart City

Energy-flexible plus-energy campus with living lab

The "Plus-Energy-Campus" exploratory project is investigating possible developments of the Vienna neighbourhood on Höchstädtplatz around the UAS…

ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs

Mass Timber
Reforestation as an antidote to global warming?

Mass Timber, a research project based in the USA, is developing scenarios on how a greater use of wood products would affect forests and the climate.…


User comfort through low-tech concepts in buildings

The aim of the exploratory study is to identify and develop strategies that positively influence both user-friendliness and user comfort in buildings…

ResearchPassivhaus & Plusenergie Gebäude
Lifecycle assessments and lifecycle costsComfortMonitoring

Flexible user comfort in quarter-hourly CO2-neutral plus-energy neighbourhoods

The aim of the project is to improve the planning basis for the construction and operation of energy-flexible existing and new buildings in three…


KMU 4.0

In particular, SMEs often lack the resources to deal with the possibilities of digitization, new technologies and their exploitation possibilities.…

ResearchMeasurements & Monitoring

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…

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…


THEBAVOL - Applications and limits of thermal component activation in large-volume multi-storey construction

Thermal component activation (TCA), a technique in which reinforced concrete components can be used both for heating and cooling buildings by…

ResearchIndoor air quality
ComfortMeasurements & MonitoringInteriorColor & Lighting

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…

Enhancement of competence for companies in the development and implementation of innovative, sustainable building concepts

Scientific partners and companies are developing a future-oriented and tailor-made qualification instruments in the field of innovative, holistic…


Harmonisation of the EcoBuildingCriteria - "List of criteria 2020"

The EcoBuildingCriteria as a harmonisation between ÖkoKauf Wien and the Umweltverband Vorarlberg have been revised on the basis of new findings,…

ArchitectureBuilding Materials and Components
ResearchSmart City

Planning and modernisation of smart city quarters with a view to energy optimisation and a high quality of life

The SC_micro-quarters project demonstrates possibilities for urban planning and urban quarter development with a view to creating a path to a low…

ArchitectureBuilding Materials and Components
ResearchSmart City

Characteristic values for the evaluation of the climate compatibility of new settlements

In Switzerland a system for the integral planning, evaluation and quality check of new settlement projects is in usage since many years (2000-Watt…

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ArchitectureBuilding Materials and Components
Lifecycle assessments and lifecycle costsBuilding physicsSmart 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…

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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