New Services for a Comprehensive Ecological Refurbishment of Buildings

Energetic and ecological aspects hardly play a role in renovation of municipal and private residential buildings. Aim of the project was to raise the share of ecological optimised buildings in the City of Graz.

  • European Union (LIFE-Programme)
  • Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Transport
  • Austrian Federal Ministry of the Environment, Youth and Family
  • Austrian Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Province of Styria - Department of Science and Research
  • City of Graz


  • Graz Energy Agency (project leader)
  • Austrian Institute for Applied Ecology
  • DI Johannes Haas - Environmental Consulting
  • TRIGON, Austrian Cleaner Production Center (ACPC)  

Regional companies were motivated to develop high quality offers with comprehensive services like ecological assessment, planning of renovation, integrated optimisation of energetic and ecological aspects, innovative financing (e.g. Third Party Financing). These innovative services were tested within three pilot projects. The results are replicable and of high interest for other European cities.