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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

Kompetenzaufbau zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung und Umsetzung digitaler, lebenswerter PlusEnergie-Quartiere

Das Konsortium entwickelt eine zukunftsorientierte und maßgeschneiderte Qualifizierungsmaßnahme zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung und Umsetzung digitaler,…

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…

ArchitectureBuilding Materials and Components
ResearchSmart City

Energie- und lebensqualitätsoptimierte Planung und Modernisierung von Smart City–Quartieren

Das Projekt SC_Mikroquartiere zeigt Möglichkeiten der Stadtplanung für eine quartiersweise Entwicklung hin zu einer Low-Carbon City mit hoher…

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…

ArchitectureBuilding Materials and Components
Lifecycle assessments and lifecycle costsBuilding physicsSmart CityRenovation

Way2Smart Korneuburg
Start Up in eine sozial verträgliche, energieautonome Smart City

Korneuburg hat sich eine ehrgeizige Frist gesetzt: Bis 2036 will die Stadt energieautonom sein und außerdem CO2-neutral. Das IBO arbeitet bei dem…

New Scientific Publications

Dolezal F., Dobra T., Zelger T., Neumann M. Evaluation of the Effect of Biogenic Carbon in Wooden Building Products on Climate Change by Dynamic Modelling Society of Wood Science andTechnology International Convention. Portoroz 2024.

Reichenauer A., Kumer N., Dolezal F.: A novel vibration sensing device for measuring flanking transmission in mass timber buildings. Society of Wood Science andTechnology International Convention. Portoroz 2024.

Primožič L., Dolezal F., Prislan R., Kutnar A.: What type of social media posts about sustainable construction is better for audience engagement? Open Res Europe 2024, 4:24

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.

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