On Thursday, April 25th, 2023, 21 girls from fifth and sixth grade participated in the Girl's Day event at IABP. Researchers from the Institute of Acoustics and Building Physics (IABP), the Institute of Landscape Planning and Ecology (ILPÖ), and the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) provided the students with insight into current research on green facades and their daily work.
The tour began with a brief introduction to the UnaTerra facade at Pfaffenwaldring 9 and the urban habitats it creates for insects. The girls, aged 10 to 12, had a lot of fun experimenting with the thermal imaging camera. An important finding was that different building materials have different effects on the natural environment. The research results of the day were recorded in a field protocol and explained by the researchers at the end of the event.
At the end, the girls were very satisfied with the workshop. They were allowed to take the crafted insect hotels home with them.
The Girl's Day is considered the largest career orientation project for female students. IABP is pleased to participate in this event and actively support young girls in their educational and career paths.
Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics