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Posani, Magda and Veiga, Rosário and Peixoto de Freitas, Vasco Retrofitting Historic Walls: Feasibility of Thermal Insulation and Suitability of Thermal Mortars. Special Issue Built Heritage Conservation and Climate Change. Heritage 2021, 4(3), 2009-2022, 4 (3).

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net-zero emissions by 2050. In this context, retrofitting historic constructions can play a key role in reducing European energy consumption and consequent emissions. What is more, beyond the opportunity for tackling climate change, thermal retrofits can improve indoor comfort while lowering operational costs, factors that are fundamental to ensure the continued use of historic constructions over time, and with that, improving their preservation and durability. The suitability of thermal insulation for this scope is still a debated topic. Thus, this study aims at contributing to the discussion by providing an overview on the feasibility of adopting thermal insulation for retrofitting external walls of historic buildings while preserving their significance and unique identities. Finally, the advantages of adopting thermal mortars rather than more traditional insulation solutions are outlined, and their potential efficacy is discussed

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: historic buildings; thermal mortars; thermal insulation; thermal retrofit; renders; plasters; energy efficiency; thermal conductivity; heritage; climate change
Subjects: English > Climate Change Adaptation
Depositing User: Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2022 07:14
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 07:14

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