>> Due the range of achievements in the field of greening buildings we are able to jointly design climate-resilient cities for the future that are worth living in.<<
Vera Enzi, Managing Director of GrünStattGrau
Greening of existing buildings.
This project acts as an independent Innovation Lab that is specifically dedicated to the topic of redevelopment of urban stock with greening buildings. It is funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency. The lab is the first Austrian network point for greening projects in the public and private sector with over 300 network partners from the economy, science and administration sectors. In a first step this nonprofit innovation lab focuses on Vienna (target area Innerfavoriten) and is also represented throughout Austria with the synergy cities of Graz, St. Pölten, Linz, Salzburg etc. and the federal state of Vorarlberg.
Learning by doing.
The Innovation Lab focuses on joint interdisciplinary learning and developing as well as mutually sharing best practice examples throughout Austria involving the population, the public sector, business and research. The aim is to achieve the widest possible greening of city area by involving many stakeholders. The negative effects that arise in connection with climate change need to be reduced for the urban population. By means of greening buildings, the topics such as microclimate, water, energy, economy, quality of life and ecology are being addressed. This makes a positive contribution in the immediate living and working environment.
Research and implementation.
The effects of climate change very quickly require fundamental reorientation and focus of the entire society on the various aspects of sustainability. This will also have to entail a number of technological, social and economic transformations in the fields of urban development and building technology. Planting greenery on buildings makes a measurable contribution to green infrastructure: Heat reduction and microclimate, rainwater management, groundwater protection, biodiversity, reduction of noise and toxic pollution, social cohesion, health and quality of life as well as energy efficiency and operating cost savings. Within the framework of the IBA_Vienna, the aim is to accompany and disseminate the processes developed in the innovation lab.
Experiencing greening at close range.
MUGLI is a mobile showroom on tour through Austria and other countries. It enables people to experience the greening of buildings up close and conveys targeted information and knowledge to a broad public. Due to the integrated energy system and the intelligent water cycle, MUGLI is largely self-sufficient. Moreover, it is a modular experimental space for existing and new technologies of the network partners and generates live measurement data on the local climate as well as on water and energy consumption. With MUGLI, new incentives for more green in densely built-up cities are set.
You can find the current location of MUGLI here: https://gruenstattgrau.at/mugli/
Based on online seminars in the context of ResearchLab, the topic of conflicts between social and ecological sustainability will be treated in a public discussion.
In 2020, the summer school will have a themativ focus on climate adaptation and mitigation in social housing. Global warming and climate change bring about dramatic challenges for social housing.