Value creation by re-renovation – focus on the user perspective
Paper in proceedings, 2018

Historic multi-residential buildings that have been renovated at an earlier occasion are today facing new interventions. Re-renovation defines a concept for a second major renovation which opens up for the possibility of re-creating architectural and heritage values that has been lost in earlier renovations at the same time as demands for modernisation, energy efficiency, and economy are met. This paper focuses on what values heritage and historic buildings represent for residents, how they perceive the effects of energy renovation, what building elements they appreciate, and the implications for carrying out re-renovation. An empirical study of two cases with rental and owner-occupied housing has been applied combing a questionnaire survey (n= 83) and interviews (n=9). Findings indicate that historic buildings create values for their residents which should be considered by property owners when planning a renovation or re-renovation. Methodologically, asking residents about heritage values is challenging and the paper provides suggestions for further research in the field.

cultural values

multi-residential housing

renovation

energy-efficiency

user perspectives

Author

Paula Femenias

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Petra Eriksson

Uppsala University

Liane Thuvander

Research - Architectural Theory and Method

Klara Mörk

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Paula Wahlgren

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Pär Johansson

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings, EEHB2018, Visby, Sweden, 26-27 September, 2018

172-181

The 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings, EEHB2018
Visby, Sweden,

Re-renovation: Possibilities for increased energy efficiency and the re-creation of cultural historical values

Swedish Energy Agency, 2015-11-01 -- 2018-12-31.

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures

Energy

Subject Categories

Construction Management

Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology

Building Technologies

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10/31/2018