The decisive decade for climate protection has already begun.
sustainable, climate-neutral refurbishments are being
will play a decisive role in the next few years.
RENOWAVE.AT is the new innovation laboratory for climate-neutral building and neighbourhood renovations throughout Austria. We are the independent point of contact for innovations in the renovation sector. The goal is a liveable & climate-neutral building sector and a refurbishment turbo for the construction and real estate industry.
On October 17 and 18 2023, the first congress on climate-neutral holistic refurbishment by the RENOWAVE.AT innovation laboratory took place at the Seifenfabrik in Graz. With over 300 participants, the event was a great success and provided a platform for in-depth discussions on topics such as digitalization, serial refurbishment, social processes and heat pumps.
The challenges facing the construction and real estate industry in the coming years are considerable. The renovation rate must increase in order to achieve the 2040 climate targets. The significant inflation rate, stricter lending guidelines, lack of reserves, a complex subsidy landscape, and the existing Austrian tenancy law serve as motivation.
The Renowave.at innovation laboratory is an independent and nationally committed organization that has set itself the goal of accelerating the climate-neutral renovation of buildings and districts in Austria. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to enable private and public investments in financing renovation projects and to create favorable conditions for them.
The comprehensively revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED III), which came into force on November 20, 2023, sets, among other things, higher targets for the share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption of the member states by 2030.
Amendment to the European Buildings Directive: political agreement reached in the European Council and European Parliament
The amendment to the European Buildings Directive has led to a political agreement in the European Council and the European Parliament. The most important points of the new regulations are summarized here.
The Living Standards Award honours innovative solutions, exportable ideas and future technologies to whose success standards have contributed As Austria’s most prestigious award for standardization and innovation, the prize recognizes companies, organizations, research institutions and start-ups that achieve outstanding results with the help of standards.
Participants presented their skills and defined ideas for a submission at the idea exchange of the RTI funding program TIKS. Relevant information about the TIKS 2023 funding program and support services from and through innovation labs were shown using examples. GRÜNSTATTGRAU presented its expertise on the respective tendering priorities
New position paper from the Life Cycle Building interest group on the topic of “Roof space utilization”
Under the leadership of GRÜNSTATTGRAU, the position paper for value-added roof space utilization was written – a guide for decision-makers, the real estate industry and municipalities.
The aim of the paper is to provide basic information and data for a value-added-oriented system decision when changing or extending the use of existing and new roof areas.
Several cities in Austria are allowed to bear the status of “Pionierstädte”. The BMK supports the necessary capacity and competence development in the cities within the framework of public-public cooperation (ÖÖK) with two million euros per pioneering city. In addition, customized funding formats are being developed in the areas of research, technology and innovation.