CESBA service packages for municipalities

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In Vorarlberg (AUSTRIA) the service package "Nachhaltig:Bauen in der Gemeinde" enables communities to build and redevelop sustainable public buildings. The approach "Sustainable:Building" makes an important contribution to improved living and working conditions.

Module 0 - Impulse conversation in the community

In a non-binding and free discussion, the service packages are introduced:

  • Advantages, opportunities and cost of sustainable construction in general,
  • Content, opportunities, requirements, cost of the service packages,
  • Best practice examples
  • Implementation options for the specific project.

Based on the discussion a specific offer for service shall be developed.

Module 1 - Planning: Developing an Ecological Program Together

Representatives of the community, architects, and technical planners together define environmental and energy objectives for the project.


  • Preparation and assistance in the architectural competition,
  • Support and assistance in the tendering of planning services.
  • Definition of targets of KGA criteria together with builders and planners
  • Economic feasibility calculation considering life-cycle costs

Module 2 - Planning & Tendering

Architectural designs and technical plans are optimized on sustainability criteria together with the owner and the planners. A material concept will be developed as a basis for the invitations to tender. This concept contains proposals for the construction, materials and building technology. The receiving offers are checked regarding the prior defined objectives.


Module 3 - Implementation & Quality Management

The objective is to achieve an assured quality and a well-documented construction progress for best funding. Immediately after placing the order the builders are informed about the ecological requirements. All builders receive a product declaration list. Based on this list, all building materials used at the construction site and chemicals are declared. The actual used materials are counter-checked with the product declaration list on the building site.


Module 4 - Success Control

Building users or external experts on quality assurance will be trained at the construction site on various measurements such as indoor air quality, air tightness, room acoustics, and thermography. In addition, a product check up on the construction takes place. This training includes the quality control during the building usage. The user himself can check if he/she received what was initially ordered. This module can be used as a measurement tool for subsidy and grant programs and procedures.

Module 5 - Service and Maintenance

Objective of this module is to optimize the building in operation, so that there is an agreement of calculated and consumed energy. In addition with sustainable cleaning the building quality should be conserved.

Energy evaluation

  • Detailed recording of energy consumption
  • Evaluation and vulnerability assessment
  • Implementation of improvement measures

Sustainable cleaning

  • Optimizing the planning of cleaning view
  • Assistance in tendering for building cleaning
  • Creating a cleaning and maintenance concept for the maintenance cleaning incl. Criteria for cleaning products and fibers