The post-use phase of a building: It is mostly a matter of quick demolishment and dumping the ‘waste’. The experts on the matter explain that it has to do with time and money. At the moment it is for instance much cheaper to make plasterboard by carving the gypsum from a mountain, than by recycling old materials. How can we in our building get to a better rate of recycling and reuse?
Marieke van Geldermalsen
Understanding built climate neutrality
We visit Transsolar KlimaEngineering to learn about climate assessments and a building’s life cycle.
Berge sind kartonfrei
Die Nachnutzungsphase eines Gebäudes: Meist geht es um den schnellen Abriss und die Deponierung des „Mülls“. Das habe mit Zeit und Geld zu tun, erklären die Expert*innen. Im Moment ist es beispielsweise viel billiger, Gipskartonplatten herzustellen, indem man neuen Gips aus einem Berg schürft, als alte Materialien zu recyceln. Wie können wir in unserem Gebäude eine bessere Recycling- und Wiederverwendungsquote erreichen?
Climate neutrality – even before you move in
Taking early measures during the planning and construction phases and smart materials could ensure climate neutrality even before you move in.
Numbers and their meaning
What is a tonne of CO₂? Is it much, little, big, small? The experts of IBO, the Austrian Institute for Building and Ecology help to figure things out. As a team we try to get a grip on how climate neutral our building is.
A German example of an innovative energy supply concept
A visit to learn from an almost climate neutral multi-use city district near Stuttgart.
Keeping grip on the process as a team
While visiting a project in Germany we learn how important it is to keep grip on the process as a whole team.
Different numbers – different perspectives
In order to learn from existing best practices we went to Germany to see how things are done there. But there is a difference in the numbers Germans and Austrians use.
Comparing alternatives to see what works best
In this research project RWT plus brings in their knowledge on building physics. Four construction alternatives will be assessed on their performance with regard to climate neutrality.
Building in wood in Munich
To learn from others we have visited different projects in Germany. There are similar rules with regard to building in wood as what we apply in our project in Vienna.