The Austrian demo case is located in the Geneis District of Salzburg, an alpine town in Austria representing a continental climate. The construction of a plus energy residential quarter will upgrade the entire neighbourhood through an integrated construction project focusing on energy, accessibility, mobility, climate change adaptation and social-planning concepts. The handover to the tenants took place in July 2022.
Caritas together with a highly motivated +55-year-old community group “Wohngruppe Silberstreif” are shaping the neighbourhood’s atmosphere. The social housing provider offers advice and consulting services about energy use and home renovation and is working together with residents to set up a self-sufficient energy community.
The premises will also include facilities such as a kindergarten, doctor, café, co-working spaces, common rooms and special assistance rooms.