We have a lot of work ahead of us over the next few years to make existing buildings fit for the future. In order to achieve the Austrian goal of climate neutrality by 2040, the renovation rate and quality are to be massively increased over the next few years. In addition, fewer and fewer plots of land are being allocated for new builds and developers are therefore having to fall back on existing buildings.

In the single-family home sector, compromises often have to be made due to the financial outlay and individual building component renovations have to be started. From an energy perspective, comprehensive renovations are preferable. It should be borne in mind that the value of the property increases to roughly the same extent as the investment.

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Sustainable refurbished buildings and neighborhoods are in line with the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement (COP21), which states that global warming should be limited to 1.5°C if possible. Greenhouse gas emissions from buildings are to be reduced through refurbishment, continued operation and also the "end of life" phase to a level that can naturally be compensated.

In order to achieve the Austrian goal - climate neutrality by 2040 - the refurbishment rate and the refurbishment quality must be massively increased in the coming years.

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Redevelopment Hallein

The gentle low-tech revitalization transformed the inhospitable old building into comfortable, contemporary living space in the middle of Hallein's hi...

Residential and commercial building Allersberg

Successful renovation and new construction in the middle of the marketplace. The house consists of four residential units and one commercial unit....

Redevelopment residential building Große Neugasse

For the non-profit developer Sozialbau, the refurbishment of its existing buildings is an important concern. The use of the facade to increase energy ...


Together with regional companies and supported by the province of Salzburg, a new type of façade system was developed in the course of the network pro...

Farmhouse Seekirchen

A farmhouse in Seekirchen dating from the early 19th century was extensively renovated. The most spectacular aspect: Instead of the old wooden ceiling...

Redevelopment Armbrustergasse

An old residential building was renovated and extended - the special feature here: the flair of the building was preserved, only a look into the backy...