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Mazzarella, Livio (2014) Energy retrofit of historic and existing buildings. The legislative and regulatory point of view. Energy and Buildings.

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The building sector is one of the key consumers of energy in Europe; consequently, European Union has enacted several directives dealing, directly and indirectly, with energy efficiency in building aiming to reduce the buildings energy use. Those directives, while dealing with existing buildings, do not take care of the Architectural Heritage in a specific uniform way adopting the derogation regime: exceptions are available at the national level to exclude from their application buildings listed in the Architectural Heritage as historic buildings. Thus any country can adopt its own rules to include or exclude buildings from respecting the energy efficiency requirements for existing buildings. Consequently, up to now no general rules, codes and standards are available for energy retrofit of historical and architectural valuable buildings. On the other side, no international act, in the field Architectural Heritage conservation, deals with energy and energy retrofit. Furthermore, the European Union Treaty does not comprise the Cultural Heritage as matter of European legislation. Thus to cover this gap between historic/historical building and energy retrofit a lobbying action is needed, managed by the national Cultural Heritage authorities, which can steers EU policy in a more effective way towards energy retrofit of historic/historical buildings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy; Retrofit; Historic building
Subjects: English > Management and Case Studies
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Depositing User: Universitetsadjunkt Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 10:18
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 09:31

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