Research Projects at the Unit Energy Efficient Building

Ongoing Projects

  • HEBA - High level rEnewabBle and energy efficiency mAster courses
    The project aims to ensure that the universities in Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan can offer a high quality education compatible with European standards and meets the market needs of the emerging knowledge-based society by strengthening environmental teaching.
  • SaLüH!
    Renovation of MFH with small apartments - Affordable technical solutions for ventilation, heating and hot water
    Smart INitiative of cities Fully cOmmitted to iNvest in Advanced large-scaled energy solutions
  • DALEC Licht-Energie-Simulation
    Day- and Artificial Light with Energy Calculation
  • IEA Task 56
    This Task will focus on the critical analysis, simulation, laboratory test and onsite monitoring of envelope systems entailing elements that use and/or control incident solar energy, having one or more of the following uses: To deliver renewable thermal or/and electric energy to the systems providing heating, cooling and ventilation to buildings To reduce heating and cooling demands of buildings, while controlling daylight
  • IEA Task 55
    Towards the Integration of Large SHC Systems into District Heating and Cooling (DHC) Networks The Task aims to develop technical and economic requirements for a commercial market introduction of solar district heating and cooling (DHC) in a broad range of countries.
  • FACEcamp
    The FACEcamp project aims at strengthening a long-term transnational cooperation among companies and R&I entities in the field of advanced façade systems for healthy, comfortable and energy efficient buildings.

Finalized Projects

  • 3encult
    Efficient Energy for EU Cultural Heritage
    Concepts for “low-tech” mechanical ventilation systems in large-volume residential buildings and their user comfort
  • Vent4Reno
    Development of a Highly Efficient Decentralized Ventilation Unit (With Heat Recovery) for Use In Building Modernization
  • K-Licht
    Integrated Day- And Artificial Light
  • iNSPiRe
    The European Union has announced ambitious targets for the reduction of energy consumption of buildings in Europe. In recognition of the potential for energy savings in existing building stock, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive recast (EPBD recast, 2010) states that, alongside its target to construct zero-energy new buildings by 2020, renovation targets should aim to transform existing buildings into nearly zero-energy buildings, too.
  • SynerCis
    A number of Austrian companies and research institutes are developing breakthrough innovations for CI(G)S thin-film solar cells . The SynerCIS project addresses major technological challenges to bring these innovations to global markets and to show their viability under real world conditions. The project tackles a multitude of current issues along the value chain, ranging from the development of semifinished goods enabling substantial cost reductions to the demonstration of the project results in Austrian photovoltaic products.
  • SolarHybrid
    Solar hybrid systems for heating and cooling
  • DAKTris
    Dynamic Operational Behaviour of Absorption Chillers in Trigeneration Systems
  • HeatXFan
    Highly Efficient Compact And Cost Effective Ventilation System With Heat Recovery
  • k-WP
    In the project k-WP funded by the Tyrolian government, an air-to-water heat pump with a heat power of 2.5 kW is developed. A reversible refrigeration circuit provides the energy required for de-icing the brine operated evaporator.

Research assignments