The Kohlerhaus, a building dating back to the 14th century, was renovated to accommodate 10 apartments with the high standards of comfort and efficiency. The historical research carried out by the architect revealed the rich past of the building, that served as priest house, hotel or guest house. The retrofit of the building included external insulation the wall with reed mats, new replica windows and new building services (radiating heating and mechanical ventilation).
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
This timber-framed building is located in Saint-Samson-la-Poterie in the Oise region (northern France), over Paris, and especially in the natural region called "Pays de Bray".
It was the barn of a landlord housing of the 17th century and it has recently been retrofitted and restored by the owner himself. A careful work on the materials and on the execution was made.
Post date: 29 Nov 2020
Task 59´s Autumn newsletter is out!
The International Energy Agency's IEA-SHC Task 59: Renovating Historic Buildings towards zero energy (HistoricNZEB) showcases examples of how historic buildings from across the world can be renovated to allow substantial reductions in energy use and associated carbon dioxide emissions, while safeguarding the buildings’ cultural significance.
Post date: 16 Nov 2020
The house was built after the 1st world war as notary's villa in the former periphery of Tolmin where richer buildings were located.
The house expresses the characteristics of secession and is listed in the Register of Slovene cultural heritage.
Firstly served as a single family house, after the 2nd world war it was used for State security administration. Later it was rearranged to a four apartment building.
Post date: 10 Nov 2020
Building on knowledge
Agenda EEHB@virtual Event - The 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings
Wednesday 7th October 2020 from 10:00 – 12:30 h (CET)
with virtual keynotes and a preview of the venue.
Introduction and Moderation: Dr. Ralf Kilian, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP
Post date: 2 Oct 2020
This promotional brochure of Task 59 IEA-SHC highlights the project structure, the organizational details and the project´s objectives, which are the following:
Post date: 18 Sep 2020
Summer newsletter of project Task 59 is out!
The contents are the following:
Post date: 7 Sep 2020
SBE21 Heritage warmly welcomes contributions from different research fields.
We are looking forward to receiving submissions covering best practices of energy retrofit in the built heritage sector, conservation-compatible solutions, methodologies for a multidisciplinary design process with a focus on regional development and the Alpine Space in particular, and policy and decision–making tools and guidelines.
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
This hard-stone elementary school is located in Mulhouse in the Alsace region (north-eastern France), near the border with Germany. It is a listed building, since it was built in XXVIII sec as a spinning factory at a time which Mulhouse had an active textile industry and became a school in 1870. It has recently been retrofitted with a project balanced between low energy consumption and heritage preservation, with the availability of a constraint budget.
Post date: 6 Jul 2020
From small medieval towns in Italy to the elegant nineteenth-century boulevards in Paris; from the zen Buddhist temples in Kyoto to the colourful cathedrals of Mexico’s colonial cities: buildings reflect our culture and need to be preserved to tell our grandchildren the same story they told our fathers.
Post date: 19 Jun 2020