HEALTH, COMFORT AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS – Studies have shown that occupants rate health and comfort as the most important criteria in their perception of a building’s quality. Our house offers excellent daylight and sufficient sunshine in winter, shading in summer, as well as agreeable temperatures and high indoor air quality all year round. The design will be rated according to the environmental requirements of U.S., European, and Asian standards for state-of-the-art, energy-efficient buildings. Additionally, students will assess the long-term environmental and economic impacts of our design solutions by applying LCA and LCCA methods.
The Austrian Sustainable Building Council (ÖGNB) was initiated and founded in Austria in January 2009, by a number of renowned and independent institutions in the field of sustainable building. The structure for the assessment system is designed in close consultation with House of Tomorrow/Plus, which is the most extensive R&D initiative in the field of sustainable building in Europe.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “to promote the construction and design of buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.”