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Renovation of old buildings to minimise the environmental impact

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This comprehensive guide explains how to make better use of old buildings to minimise their environmental impact and reduce their carbon footprint. The book also presents a tool which helps to avoid mistakes during the renovation and retrofitting process and to indicate the best solutions based on specific factors and building´s conditions.


The guide is the results of a project called "Mitigation of climate change in historic buildings" which was implemented with Croatia Green Building Council.


The book is addressed to a broad audience that wants to know how to:

  • improve the health and wellbeing of old buildings
  • reduce the carbon footprint
  • ventilate well the interior of the building while also avoid high heating costs
  • not jeopardize the historic and aesthetic value of old buildings


Read the book here.