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/
Balancing the needs of heritage preservation and energy conservation is a challenge for decision-makers in the cultural heritage field. Making sustainable solutions requires an interdisciplinary approach and the use of research results from different fields such as energy engineering, building physics and conservation science.
The Spara och bevara database includes books, book sections, conference proceedings, articles and so forth on:
- preservation aspects on energy efficiency
- energy performance of historic building constructions
- measuring of the indoor climate in historic buildings
- simulations and calculations of indoor climate in historic buildings
- climate control strategies for preventive conservation
- indoor climate and deterioration
A selection of relevant documents about general building physics, installation techniques, indoor climate and bio deterioration is also included.
If you would like to contribute, please send us an e-mail. We appreciate suggestions for improvements as well.
The database is hosted by Uppsala university Campus Gotland. It was started in 2007 along with a research programme with the same name, funded by the Swedish Energy Agency. The Swedish website about the programme can be found here: www:sparaochbevara.se
For general information, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Uppsala University - Campus Gotland
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