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.

Energy efficiency

Building regulations

Built heritage

Case study research


Heidi Norrström

Chalmers, Arkitektur

Michael Eden

Chalmers, Arkitektur

Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings, Editors Tor Broström and Lisa Nilsen. Postprints from the Conference in Visby, Februar 9-11 2011

1653-7424 (ISSN)

Vol. Gotland University Press 15, 2012 105-118






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