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Ascione, Fabrizio and Cheche, Nicla and De Masi, Rosa Francesca and Minichiello, Francesco and Vanoli, Giuseppe Peter (2015) Design the refurbishment of historic buildings with the cost-optimal methodology: The case study of a XV century Italian building. Energy and Buildings, 99. ISSN 0378-7788

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In order to deliver the European energy and climate objectives to 2050, significant changes are essential in the building sector, especially regarding the existing stock. Indeed, there is a huge potential for action, also regarding historic buildings. In this regard, today the question is: how to combine the building protection requirements and the application of energy efficiency measures? This paper tries to answer, evaluating if the refurbishment of historic architectures, in order to achieve very low energy need, is possible and economically feasible. More in detail, the applicability of the cost-optimal methodology (EPBD Recast 2010/31/EU) for historic buildings is discussed, by adopting the macroeconomic perspective, in order to take into account of the energy, environmental and economic impacts of about 60 packages of energy efficiency measures. The study is aimed to introduce a methodological approach to define reference buildings for historic architectures, through in-situ investigation of structural and energy peculiarities and, as real case study, the refurbishment of an Italian building of the XV century is presented. Moreover, guidelines are proposed to properly select energy efficiency measures, according to a point of view of cost-optimality. Conservation, aesthetical requirements, structural and energy issues are considered, as well as the incidence of all economic factors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historic building; Reference building; Energy saving; Energy refurbishment; Cost-optimal methodology
Subjects: English
English > Management and Case Studies
Depositing User: Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2020 12:07
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2020 12:07

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