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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 Centre for Ecological Building Technology at the Vienna University of Technology.

ResearchMaterial ecology

Regenerative, recyclable, regional and resilient components in building construction will become more important in the future due to the upcoming measures to achieve climate goals. Various climate programmes and strategies at regional, national and EU level provide for this.

Currently, there are obstacles in the use of building materials such as wood fibre materials, hemp, straw, loam, lime, sheep's wool, etc. among building owners, building authorities, planners and processors. The reasons for this are a lack of information, a lack of specialist knowledge about connections, details and possible combinations, as well as uncertainties about durability and costs.

In the innovation network "natuREbuilt", a group of companies and institutions is working on removing these obstacles and thus establishing the use of ecological construction methods in multi-storey new buildings and in renovation. In this consortium, building products are examined in an interdisciplinary manner, investigated in terms of building physics, and resilient constructions are then developed and digitalised in a BIM-compatible manner. A regional innovation hub for ecological construction is to be developed and established along the economic value chain in Lower Austria, Vienna and Burgenland.

Project team

Ing. Hofer Dachdecker, Spengler Zimmerer GesmbH
Barbara Kanzian
Madame Architects ZT-GmbH
Raiffeisen-Lagerhaus Zwettl eGen
Sonnenklee GmbH
DPM Holzdesign GmbH
DI Heinz Ambrozy
Rudolf Johannes Josef Exel
MAGK aichholzer / klein ZT-OG
ecoplus.Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
IBO - Österreichisches Institut für Baubiologie und -ökologie
Hirschmugl KG
Vinzenz Harrer GmbH
Inndata Datentechnik GmbH
GRAT - Gruppe zur Förderung der Angepassten Technologie, Center for Appropriate Technology
Stauss-Perlite GmbH

Research period

January 2021 – June 2023

Funding Institutions

The BMDW funds "natuREbuilt" in the FFG programme COIN Networks