Using SIMs to re-create cultural historical values in buildings from before 1945
Conference contribution, 2017

In Sweden, approximately 25% of the energy use in buildings is attributed to buildings from before 1945. In this study, in-depth inventories were made in 94 buildings of cultural historical values (ornamentation, original materials and paint, etc.) and the interior status of the building (cracks, moisture damage, additional insulation, etc.). The inventories were used to investigate alternative and improved solutions for re-renovation to re-create e.g. architectural details and cultural historical values using novel materials. Two case studies are investigated where super insulation materials can be an alternative during renovation.

listed buildings



energy efficiency

thermal bridges


Pär Johansson

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Paula Wahlgren

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance


Subject Categories

Building Technologies

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