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Energy Efficient Retrofitting - Aflivadem Vocational School at Ankara, Turkey (Mediterranean Climatic Area)

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The A2PBEER research project focused on “energy efficient retrofitting” methodology for public buildings. Within the context of this project it has been developed an initial systemic energy efficient buildings’ retrofitting methodology for the three demonstration sites with the intention to provide a retrofitting methodology to be replicated into Public Buildings in Europe. This will take advantage of synergies derived from interventions at the district levels.


Three public buildings located in Bilbao Spain, Ankara Turkey and Malmo Sweden have been chosen to serve as demonstration districts. The chosen sites represent the three main climatic regions of Europe – Oceanic, Mediterranean and Continental. A range of innovative technologies will be developed and deployed at these sites with a view to achieving a highly efficient integrated retrofitting methodology that can be replicated throughout the European Union.


The demonstration building is a boys’ dormitory located in the vocational school in Ankara. The dormitory block ranges between two to four storeys in height. The bedrooms and bathrooms occupy the upper floor while the offices and main entrance occupy the ground floor.


The main structure consists of reinforced concrete construction with external render finish with poor insulating qualities. The hipped roof has limited mineral wool insulation along the ceiling joists. The ground floor is of standard concrete construction again with minimal insulation. All the windows are standard double glazed with aluminium frames and no external shading devices.


These retrofitting methods and strategies are discussed here:

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