Energy Efficiency and Preservation in Our Cultural Heritage - EEPOCH
Paper i proceeding, 2012
EEPOCH concerns the complex set of problems that hold between energy efficiency and preservation perspectives in our built heritage. With new legislations and demands on energy performance, issues have arisen on how to meet them. A potential for energy efficiency actions has been stated but can this be carried out without endangering the historic values? What is possible from technical and historical views? Can laws and regulations guide us? This will be looked into by means of a multiple case study with a transdisciplinary approach.
Objects for case studies are chosen within the regional co-operation project, the Halland Model. It started in the 1990s recession. The aim was regional growth, and strengthening competitiveness, sustainability and development of building conservation. The restored and preserved buildings, though, have so far not been evaluated regarding their energy performance. Two of them will be presented in this paper.
Case study research