Diploma and Master Theses (authored and supervised):

D.P. Espinosa:
"Indoor Environment, User Evaluation and Energy Use in a "Passivhaus" Student Dormitory";
Supervisor: A. Mahdavi; Abteilung Bauphysik und Bauökologie, Inst. f. Architekturwissenschaften, 2011; final examination: 2011-06-28.

English abstract:
During the past few years passive house tec hnology has gained attention by the overall building energy efficiency and therefore it is becoming one global principle for sustainable building construction. Statistics show that in Austria alone, passive housing projects will increase from 12000 to 130000 by 2012. These number are influenced by recent Austrian federal and state government requirments for new subsidized housing projects where the use of passive housing concept has to be implemented. The Passive House concept was developed in the early 90's however multi-story passive housing is relativley new in Austria and around the world. It is evident that sustainable building construction os one of the major factors in terms of energy conservation but its effectiveness is also dependent on the user itneraction and behavior with a sustainable building. As the awareness about energy consumption continues, the interes in passive house of as method of construction has gained international interest. Energy cost will continue to rise and new methods of green building designs are becoming the requirement for future buildings.

German abstract:
nicht vorhanden - siehe English Abstract

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