historic buildings

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Mercado del Val is an iron market located within the old town of Valladolid. Its construction was completed in 1882. The rectangular floor plan is 120 meters long times 19 meters wide, with chamfered corners. It had stones for foundations and plinth and iron for the other elements. Natural ventilation was performed through openings covered by blinds of iron sheets.  
Post date: 20 Feb 2020
Type: Case

Historic buildings constitute a considerable share of the European building stock. About 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old, with 26.4% dating from before 1945 [1]. Improving the energy performance of historic buildings (i.e. buildings built before 1945) improves the internal comfort conditions while reducing the energy demand and therefore reduces the risk of fuel poverty.
Post date: 19 Feb 2020
Type: News

The farmhouse was built in 1646 in log construction and was home of the painter Angelika Kaufmann. The living part of the house has been restored in 2008 and the affiliated barn was rebuild in 2013. The traditional renovation of the front building was done in the same architectural style as the existing.  
Post date: 19 Feb 2020
Type: Case

Most Easy, Efficient and Low Cost Geothermal Systems for Retrofitting Civil and Historical Buildings The main goal of GEO4CIVHIC is to develop and demonstrate easier to install and more efficient GSHEs, using innovative compact drilling machines tailored for the built environment & developing or adapting HPs and other hybrid solutions in combination with RES for retrofits through a holistic engineering and controls approach improving the return of investments.  
Post date: 10 Dec 2019
Type: Link

BUILDING DESCRIPTION  
Post date: 11 Nov 2019
Type: Case

Historic buildings account for more than one quarter of Europe’s existing building stock and are going to be crucial in the achievement of future energy targets. Nevertheless, some alteration in the climate is already certain. For instance, the global surface temperature is expected to increase up 2°C by the end of the 21st century and extreme climate events are expected to be more frequent. The length, frequency and intensity of heat waves will increase in large parts of Europe, Asia and Australia [1].  
Post date: 31 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

Historic buildings are the trademark of numerous cities, but they will only survive if maintained as living spaces. This means that we need to find renovation approaches and solutions that are compatible with their conservation and allow protecting their historic and aesthetic values while increasing comfort, lowering energy bills and minimizing environmental impact.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2019
Type: Tool

The valorization and sustainable management of historic centers is a topic relevant to the cultural identity and heritage of European cities. A rational strategy to preserve the centers must consider both energy and environmental retrofitting, even if this is a complex issue requiring interdisciplinary approaches, dedicated diagnostic procedures, and specific tools. Within this context, this paper proposes an integrated method for energy and environmental analysis specifically devoted to historical building retrofit.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

The project is restoring what was once known as one of the most magnificent Writer’s Palaces in Europe, a unique example of national romanticism in Latvia. A total budget of over EUR 5 million has been made available for the work, of which the ERDF is contributing more than EUR 1.3 million.  
Post date: 22 Oct 2019
Type: News

The Spara and bevara* database contains bibliographic records on articles and books dealing with energy efficiency in historic buildings. You will also find full-text documents and links to electronic resources.   *Spara och bevara is Swedish for "Save and preserve" as in save energy and preserve historic buildings.   Link to the database: http://eprints.sparaochbevara.se/  
Post date: 17 Oct 2019
Type: Link