With the 2020 targets, the EU has set itself the ambitious task to make the way for a carbon-neutral future. Both South Tyrol and Austria have adopted ambitious energy strategies (Salzburg2050, KlimaLand Strategy). Energy efficiency policies are implemented by complex and costly measures and procedures for the building envelope and by a large number of housing technology. They often fall short of the expected savings rates for energy, CO2 emissions, the ecological footprint and maintenance costs.
The project "Alpines Bauen - Low Tech" aims at finding “technology-saving” solutions through analysis, good practices and the use of local expertise that increase energy efficiency throughout the entire life cycle of the building, making it environmentally and economically viable by keeping the high standards for the performance, practicability and comfort. The acquired knowledge will be passed to construction-related local SMEs, stakeholders and the population in order to promote cost-effective, high-quality and greener building in the Alpine area.