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Analysis of eco-friendly and energy efficient buildings in Austria: A survey of the positive development and the motivation behind
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this work is to compile and investigate the positive development of environmental friendly and energy-efficient buildings in Austria. The most energy efficient houses are called passive- and low-energy houses, but those houses have no requirements concerning ecological material or criteria of ecological foot print. In this thesis both energy efficient and ecological houses were studied with the aim to clarify the purpose and motivation behind building in such a way. Study visits were made in two different provinces in Austria, Vorarlberg and Lower Austria. The results of the study visits highlight the importance of international laws and national projects that contribute to the development of these kinds of buildings. There is also an advanced funding system, and especially in Vorarlberg, there is a lot of funding from the local authorities to stimulate the development of the building sector towards an energy efficient and sustainable ecological direction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Passive house, low energy house, plus energy house, sustainable future, ecological buildings, insulation, environmental friendly houses
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60243OAI: diva2:558965
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2012-10-05 Created: 2012-10-05 Last updated: 2012-10-05Bibliographically approved

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