The third International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings which will be held September 26th to 27th, 2018 in Visby, Sweden.
On the one hand, historic buildings stand for a considerable part of societal energy use and the pressure to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions is increasing. On the other hand, the historic building stock is an important cultural and material resource that we need to manage carefully for the benefit of present and future generations. Thus, we must find ways to balance the needs of building conservation and energy conservation. The 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings aims to support the multidisciplinary knowledge base in all stages of such a decision process by presenting new knowledge and best practice on a wide range of topics:
- Laws, regulations and policies at international, national and local level. Conflicts of interest?
- Supporting decision making for buildings as well as building stocks.
- Understanding the building as a technical system: Simulations, risk assessment of measures, balancing supply side and demand side.
- Development of new technical solutions appropriate for various types of historic buildings
- Multi-criteria assessment of measures: A life cycle perspective on energy performance and economics integrated with the impact on heritage values and aesthetics.
- User aspects in planning of energy retrofits and energy management: attitudes, lifestyles and collaboration.
- Values and valuation: Historic buildings are defined by their heritage significance. How is this defined and introduced into the decision-making process?
- Best practice presenting state of the art both in terms of achieved results and decision processes.
- The need for training and education, knowledge sharing and critical analyses of the science-practice gap.
The conference is organised jointly by the Swedish Energy Agency, Uppsala University and the Swedish National Heritage Board.
More information could be found in www.eehb2018.com