Old buildings, new cities: Analysis of Brussels' Leopold quarter building typologies as a driver to identify optimal retrofitting strategies

Acha Roman, Consolación Ana and Galán González, Aránzazu and Bouillard, Philppe and Trachte, Sophie and Evrard, Arnaud (2015). Old buildings, new cities: Analysis of Brussels' Leopold quarter building typologies as a driver to identify optimal retrofitting strategies. In: "Euro-ELECS 2015", 21 a 23 de Julio de 2015, Guimaraes (Portugal). ISBN 978‐989‐96543-8‐9. pp. 601-610.

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Title: Old buildings, new cities: Analysis of Brussels' Leopold quarter building typologies as a driver to identify optimal retrofitting strategies
Author/s:
  • Acha Roman, Consolación Ana
  • Galán González, Aránzazu
  • Bouillard, Philppe
  • Trachte, Sophie
  • Evrard, Arnaud
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Euro-ELECS 2015
Event Dates: 21 a 23 de Julio de 2015
Event Location: Guimaraes (Portugal)
Title of Book: Connecting People and Ideas . Proceedings of EURO ELECS 2015
Date: 2015
ISBN: 978‐989‐96543-8‐9
Volume: I
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Old Building stock; energy efficiency retrofittin g; Heritage value; renovation; dwelling retrofitting.
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In Europe, several studies show that prolonging the life of a building has lower environmental impact than demolishing and building a new one. Retrofitting of residential buildings provides thus a considerable potential in energy conservation and sustainability benefits. But retrofitting an old house is a delicate process. This paper stresses the role of en ergy efficiency retrofitting of old dwellings in Brussels as the key element to achieve the European Union (EU) energy efficiency targets. The approach of this study is to conceive the buildings as a stock rather than individual entities, by developing a preliminary classification by construction system and building comp onents. This approach seeks to contextualize the heritage value, by the identification of the elements that define it, and to achieve holistic improvements of the energy performance of the whole stock in order to highlight the importance and relevance of retrofitting the old residential building sector. The result is a series of scenarios that supposes a first step of the aimed methodology to identify in an early stage the best solutions for this specific part of the building st ock to achieve the energy efficiency targets defined by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EU, 2010)

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Item ID: 42070
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/42070/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:42070
Official URL: http://civil.uminho.pt/euro-elecs-2015/es/index.php
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Jul 2016 07:54
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 12:34
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