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Interdisciplinary research: FP7 project “3ENCULT – Efficient Energy for EU Cultural Heritage”

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The FP7-project 3ENCULT bridges the gap between conservation and climate protection, which is not a contradiction at all: historic buildings will only survive if maintained as living space – and energy-efficient retrofit can improve structural protection and “comfort”, both for users and heritage collections. Reducing the
energy demand by Factor 4 to 10 is feasible, if a multidisciplinary approach guarantees high-quality energy-efficiency-solutions, targeted and adapted to the specific case. Twenty-two partners, including conservation, technical and urban development experts, industry partners and stakeholder associations, work on (i) criteria for the assessment of energy-efficiency-measures regarding their conservation-compatibility, (ii) diagnosis, monitoring and control instruments, (iii) passive and active energy-retrofit-solutions, (iv) implementation in urban context and (v) regulation framework. Eight case studies will demonstrate and verify the solutions.

Paper presented at the "Energy Management in Cultural Heritage" conference, 6.-8.4.2011, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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