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07Aug/15

Gender Module of the national travel survey in Austria – mobility patterns of care-giving people

Gender Module of the national travel survey in Austria – mobility patterns of care-giving people

The project “Gender Module – mobility patterns of care-giving people” was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology in addition to the recent Austrian-wide representative quantitative travel survey (2013-14). Within this research, five regions with quite different (public) transportation and geographic pre-conditions in Austria were defined and over 140 face-to-face in-depth interviews were carried out with individuals responsible for (unpaid) day-to-day care of their (own) children, parents, in-laws etc.

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EnBe2.0 Tailor-made Energy Consulting for Private Households

EnBe2.0 – Tailor-made Energy Consulting for Private Households

Energy consulting for private households can make a significant contribution to achieving energy efficiency targets. The extent to which these targets can be validated, however, depends to a large degree on the consideration of the individual demands of the consulted people and/or households. Not only do socioeconomic, environmental and structural factors like income, climate or living space have an impact on the effectiveness of energy consulting but also the consideration of people’s habits, needs, preferences, values, attitudes etc. Due to the fact that the common practice of energy consulting is insufficient in terms of taking into account household and end-use energy consumer related factors, energy savings gained through energy consulting for private households have, as a result, been unsatisfactory.

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07Aug/15

Everyday Tracks

Everyday Tracks

The Austrian cooperative research project www.alltagsspuren.at“Alltagsspuren“ (loosely translated “Everyday Tracks“) aims to develop tools supporting smaller (rural) municipalities in promoting sustainable and active mobility using quantitative and qualitative data collection methods together with analysis and activation tools.

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01Aug/15

MicroSCHOOLclimate – bioclimatic approaches from bioengineering and vegetation technologies for convenient learning spaces in Vienna and Lower Austria.

MicroSCHOOLclimate

– bioclimatic approaches from bioengineering and vegetation technologies for convenient learning spaces in Vienna and Lower Austria.

The topic of the project “MicroSCHOOLclimate” is future-oriented and deals with the microclimate of learning spaces in urban and in rural areas. The term microclimate describes climatic conditions which effect humans directly.

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01Aug/15

Environmental Professions – Insights into the world of environmental- and technological-oriented R&D-professions

Environmental Professions – Insights into the world of environmental- and technological-oriented R&D-professions

Nowadays it is difficult to motivate and inspire children and adolescents for applied research. Within the project “Environmental Professions” kindergartners and pupils of all school levels are introduced into study programs and possible occupational profiles of the University of Life Sciences Vienna in order to raise their interest in research, technologies and innovation.

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01May/13

Open Spaces in high-volume Residential Buildings in Lower Austria

Open Spaces in high-volume Residential Buildings in Lower Austria

Currently, criteria for open space planning in regard to supported high-volume residential buildings is just partly embedded in Lower Austria: A concept for open spaces within the advisory committee for design and the section process for architecture and planning is requested. Also, criteria for green roofs and gardens are fed into the housing subsidy.
Approaches for semi-public or public green spaces were developed within “nature in the garden”: Communities, nursery schools, schools, institutions with therapy gardens and initiatives which aim to implement community gardens have been consulted.
The present project connects high-volume residential buildings with content of „nature in the garden“.

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