historic buildings

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SBE21 Heritage warmly welcomes contributions from different research fields.   We are looking forward to receiving submissions covering best practices of energy retrofit in the built heritage sector, conservation-compatible solutions, methodologies for a multidisciplinary design process with a focus on regional development and the Alpine Space in particular, and policy and decision–making tools and guidelines.   Topics:
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
Type: News

This hard-stone elementary school is located in Mulhouse in the Alsace region (north-eastern France), near the border with Germany. It is a listed building, since it was built in XXVIII sec as a spinning factory at a time which Mulhouse had an active textile industry and became a school in 1870. It has recently been retrofitted with a project balanced between low energy consumption and heritage preservation, with the availability of a constraint budget.  
Post date: 6 Jul 2020
Type: Case

From small medieval towns in Italy to the elegant nineteenth-century boulevards in Paris; from the zen Buddhist temples in Kyoto to the colourful cathedrals of Mexico’s colonial cities: buildings reflect our culture and need to be preserved to tell our grandchildren the same story they told our fathers.  
Post date: 19 Jun 2020
Type: News

In the research project BIPV meets History we are promoting an architectural award “Solar architecture in heritage contexts” dedicated to the energy retrofit of a historical buildings using integrated photovoltaic (BIPV).   Three basic requirements:  
Post date: 18 Jun 2020
Type: News

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: Event

Mercado del Val is an iron market located within the old town of Valladolid. Its construction was completed in 1882. The rectangular floor plan is 120 meters long times 19 meters wide, with chamfered corners. It had stones for foundations and plinth and iron for the other elements. Natural ventilation was performed through openings covered by blinds of iron sheets.  
Post date: 20 Feb 2020
Type: Case

Historic buildings constitute a considerable share of the European building stock. About 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old, with 26.4% dating from before 1945 [1]. Improving the energy performance of historic buildings (i.e. buildings built before 1945) improves the internal comfort conditions while reducing the energy demand and therefore reduces the risk of fuel poverty.
Post date: 19 Feb 2020
Type: News

The farmhouse was built in 1646 in log construction and was home of the painter Angelika Kaufmann. The living part of the house has been restored in 2008 and the affiliated barn was rebuild in 2013. The traditional renovation of the front building was done in the same architectural style as the existing.  
Post date: 19 Feb 2020
Type: Case

Most Easy, Efficient and Low Cost Geothermal Systems for Retrofitting Civil and Historical Buildings The main goal of GEO4CIVHIC is to develop and demonstrate easier to install and more efficient GSHEs, using innovative compact drilling machines tailored for the built environment & developing or adapting HPs and other hybrid solutions in combination with RES for retrofits through a holistic engineering and controls approach improving the return of investments.  
Post date: 10 Dec 2019
Type: Link

BUILDING DESCRIPTION  
Post date: 11 Nov 2019
Type: Case