Re-renovation: Possibilities for increased energy efficiency and the re-creation of cultural historical values
Research Project, 2015 – 2019

The project contributes to interdisciplinary knowledge about the long-term effects on energy and material flows in multi-residental buildings built before 1945. The goal is guidelines for the renovation and re-renovation preserving or where possible restoring, cultural historical values while providing modern standards of functionality and energy efficiency. Renovations of multi-residential housing in Gothenburg is documented regarding energy conservation, the overall effects on heritage values and future needs for re-renovation. A number of case studies (objects renovated 1 or 2 times) are studied regarding energy use, technical status and the balance between cultural values, architecture, function and operation. Material flows over time is studied in 1 case. Collaboration is planned with other projects within Save & Preserve, and with two E2B2 projects and SIRen, a strong research environment on intergrated sustainable renovation linked to the National Renovation Cente.


Paula Femenias (contact)

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Pär Johansson

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Liane Thuvander

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Paula Wahlgren

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology


Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: 40461-1
Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2018

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Areas of Advance


Areas of Advance


More information

Project Web Page at Chalmers

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