Dall 11 al 13 settembre saró a Torino per partecipare al SEB- 16 International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2016 dove esporró il mio ultimo lavoro svolto presso la Ryerson University of Toronto, departamento de Architectural Science y in collaborazione con Dr. PHD Umberto Berardi.
Questo sarà l’argomento del Seminario:
“The implementation of the European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) has strongly reduced the energy consumption of new buildings within the last 10 years. However, in Europe new buildings increase the building stock by only around 1-1.5% every year, so around 70% of the foreseen 2050 building stock is already built today. About 30% of European existing buildings are “historic” buildings (built before 1945 according to the European definition) and are in part protected or listed, considering their historical or artistic value. They account for more than 30% of the energy consumption of the building sector (which is responsible for approximately 40% of the overall energy consumption in Europe). Consequently, retrofitting existing and historic buildings is urgent and vital for the reduction of energy consumption across Europe. If Member States should define their retrofit strategies pursuing a balance of energy and economic targets (to find the “cost-optimal” solutions defined by EPBD recast), they should not neglect some others important aspects, such as the indoor thermal comfort, the historic and artistic value of the building, the sustainability of the intervention during the whole life cycle. Nevertheless, energy-saving solutions in the field of renovation are not so easily implementable as in new buildings. There are intrinsic constrains related to technical, regulative and economic barriers. As a result, the definition of optimal retrofit solutions in terms of either maximum economic and environmental performance, energy consumption minimization, architectural preservation and maximum achievable internal comfort and safety is severely far to be reached in the historic buildings. These and others elements in the field of building retrofitting still require considerable research and investigation. This session aims to disseminate knowledge about these issues, with the aim of finding the best ways to improve the energy performance of existing/historic buildings. Original papers are invited for consideration on a range of topics concerning building retrofitting and the several related aspects (i.e.: energy efficiency, indoor air quality, internal comfort, sustainability, costs-benefits, architectural preservation, etc…).”