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European specific qualification
Design and Construction in Existing Contexts

The Austrian Institute of Ecology

Österreichisches Ökologie-InstitutThe Austrian Institute of Ecology was founded in Vienna in 1985 as a non-profit, non-governmental research organisation. In 1991 and 2002, two further offices were opened, one in Bregenz and one in Salzburg. 25 employees from different disciplines work on innovative ideas and strategies to achieve sustainable development. As a result of our versatile profile, we are able to target the specific needs of our clients.

High-end experience and references in the field of sustainable housing and construction

In the field of sustainable housing and construction a lot of different research and development projects have been performed by the interdisciplinary team of the institute during the last years. The bandwidth of experience starts with several basic studies about user’s needs and satisfaction for the housing sector and leads up to consultancy for the optimisation of the ecological performance of buildings and the development of innovative instruments for the assessment of buildings and urban development. This circle is closed by the organisation and management of citizen’s participation in the fields of retrofitting and urban development.

The Austrian Institute of Ecology is organised in four departments:

Construction, Urban and Regional Development
Urban and regional development, facility development and building consultancy, nature protection & landscape conservation, leisure & tourism, mobility research, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), sustainable event management

Resource Management
Waste management and waste minimisation, sustainable products and services, cleaner production, optimisation of resources and eco-management systems, renewable raw material, efficiency and renewabel energy

Communication, Information and Participation
Education and communication concepts, information systems and knowledge transfer, web design, graphic design, public relations, editing and layout of publications, design and completion of participation processes

Society, Science and Technology
Consumption and nutrition, energy consumption and climate change, technology policy and risk assessment, social topics of sustainability, gender and diversity issues, research education co-operations, empowerment and new governance


Österreichisches Ökologie-Institut
Seidengasse 13
1070 Wien
t: +43-1-523 61 05
f: +43-1-523 58 43

last updated: 06/05/08Impressum