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Choudhary, Shweta and Pipralia, Satish and Kumar, Nand (2021) Need for integrated approach for energy efficiency assessments and material evaluation of historic buildings. materialstoday: PROCEEDINGS Volume 42, Part 4, 2021, 42 (4). pp. 1727-1731.

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Concerns about the energy sustainability of the existing building stock and about changes in both climatic conditions and comfort requirements, in recent years have put a lot of research focus on energy performance evaluation of buildings, which also need detailed assessment of material properties. Most often, historic masonry buildings present both structural and material typicality owing to local material availability and technical know-how at time of construction. Further, the available energy efficiency assessment methodologies demand a detailed diagnostic of the material behaviour. Along with this, the heritage status and the conservation policies attached to these buildings pose special requirements of on-site measurement and non-invasive analytical tools. Presently, as carried out, commonly the evaluation of all these aspects is undertaken separately. The paper highlights the need for an integrated investigative approach considering the need of material investigations and input requirements of advanced analytical tools like the simulation software systems. The paper also highlights the available literature references and practices presently followed in the energy efficiency studies for documenting material properties and identifies a vast scope for further study in the domain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historic buildings;Energy efficiency; assessment; Building material; studiesNon-invasive; techniques;Thermal properties;
Subjects: English > Climate Change Adaptation
Depositing User: Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2022 15:01
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2022 15:01

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