For the categorisation of historic buildings to determine energy saving

  • Tor Broström Uppsala University
  • Anna Donarelli Uppsala University
  • Fredrik Berg Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research
Keywords: building categorisation, cultural values, energy saving

Abstract

Technical characteristics and cultural values affect the possibility of saving energy in the historic building stock. The issue has been addressed and studied in monumental buildings. For the majority of historic buildings, defined in this research as traditional constructions built before 1945 when the building sector became more industrialised, there is still a need for further studies. The aim of this article is to present the development of a method to categorise a historic building stock with the ability to identify the potential for energy saving and preservation of cultural values. This study has been conducted within the multi-disciplinary projects Potential and policies for energy efficiency in Swedish buildings built before 1945, financed by the Swedish Energy Agency and Energy Efficiency for EU Historic Districts, funded by the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Programme.

Author Biographies

Tor Broström, Uppsala University

Professor in Building Conservation at the Department of Art History - Conservation. His research profile is energy efficiency and indoor climate control in historic buildings, where cultural Heritage values restrict the potential for energy conservation.
E-mail: tor.brostrom@konstvet.uu.se

Anna Donarelli, Uppsala University

Project Assistant at the Department of Art History - Conservation.
E-mail: anna.donarelli@konstvet.uu.se

Fredrik Berg, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research

Project Manager at the Department of Buildings. He is a Building Conservator and Researcher with a degree in integrated conservation from Uppsala University. He specialises in building surveys, heritage statements and impact assessments. His focus of research concerns challenges related to climate change and tourism.
E-mail: fredrik.berg@niku.no

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Published
2017-06-30
How to Cite
Broström, T., Donarelli, A. and Berg, F. (2017) “For the categorisation of historic buildings to determine energy saving”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 1(online), pp. 135-142. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/1212017.
Section
Architecture | Research & Experimentation
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