Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

INSTRUMENTS FOR THE CALCULATION OF ENERGY PERFORMANCE IN HISTORICAL BUILDINGS. LIMITS OF APPLICABILITY AND TUNING PROPOSAL

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Marta Calzolari, Pietromaria Davoli

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STUDIES AND RESEARCHES

Introduzione

This study1 focuses on the improvement of the energy efficiency of the building with historical and testimonial value, with particular attention to monumental buildings. A distinctive feature of this type of buildings is that one cannot identify generic energy performance or guidelines for the energetic retrofit. The monumental historic buildings generally are not integral part of the urban fabric, since they often stand out, rising, free on every side, in the space assigned to them.. For this reason the design of the requalification cannot just refer to the relevant legislation developed for existing recent building, since it leads to a calculation model appropriate to the energy performance measurement of a mostly residential contemporary building structure. This requires a preliminary building analysis, different from the one provided for the rest of the existing not historical building. This analysis needs to start from a knowledge as precise as possible of the energy behaviour and environmental impact of these buildings. The issue of improving the energy efficiency of historic buildings has attracted the interest of various stakeholders in the construction industry (research agencies, planners, private companies and public administrations). They recognize the need to monitor the energy behaviour of historical buildings with artistic value as well as the one of existing not historical assets. This new interest for this subject spawns from the large number of historic buildings in our national territory2, and in Europe, since they constitute a significant fraction of the buildings currently in use. Many institutions and public offices (police stations, municipalities and provinces, courts, schools, theaters, museums, etc.) and a large number of residences are located in historic buildings that have a strategic role for the image and the life of the community. Such heritage must find a role in the process of improving the technical-performance of our real estate, to be able to meet the new demand for comfort and safety. When we intervene to restore, and conserve, an historical building we should take the opportunity to promote its cultural value. We can do so only by introducing in the building new features or new technological systems able to extend its current lifecycle, or to initiate a new, according to the currently regulatory standards.. In addition to the regulatory standards of safety, in particularly regarding earthquake safety, buildings must also respond to the requirements for well-being of people and artwork housed within them, which would allow them to be, or to be again, a functional container, not just a standalone museum.. All this is, moreover, strongly connected to the new European directives that impose by 2014 (Directive 2012/27/UE) the obligation to upgrading the energy efficiency of 3% of the surface of the properties owned by the central government.

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SMC N.01 2014

SMC MAGAZINE N. ONE/2014

001_ COVER

003_VIEW Constructing for the De-Growth in the Mediterranean Region
Dora Francese

005_INDEX

006_BOARDS AND INFORMATION

FOCUS ON RAMMED EARTH

007_ Earth Architecture in Sardinia. Identity and Design
Antonello Sanna

012_ Mechanical Characterization of Some Roman Adobe Masonries at the Archaeological Site of Suasa
Stefano Lenci, Enrico Quagliarini

018_Mud Brick Architecture and the Case of Korestia Villages in Greece
Nafsika Exintaveloni, Athanassios Balasas, Fani Vavili

023_Earth Architecture in North of Portugal – Case Study From Vernacular to Contemporary
Paulo Mendonça

029_The Walls of Buildings in the Rural Area of Molise. A Bioclimatic Subsystem between Limestone, Brick and Raw Earth
Gigliola Ausiello, Domenico Fornaro

034_Recovering the Mediterranean Cultural Landscape with Rammed Earth
Dora Francese

040_A Possible Innovation in the Traditional Manufacturing of the Galeb Brick in Southern Tunisia
Fouad Ben Ali, Fabio Iucolano, Barbara Liguori, Domenico Caputo, Daniela Piscopo, Marina Fumo

044_Architecture of Earth and Shade
Flaviano Maria Lorusso

050 _ReHAb: a Project for Participative Retrofitting with Earth and Local Materials
Grégoire Paccoud, Roberto Pennacchio

055_Sustainable Development and New “Ancient Opportunities”: the Raw Earth
Maria Cristina Forlani, Luciana Mastrolonardo

063_Environmental Assessment of Products in Raw Earth
Patrizia Milano

070_The Earthen Architecture and Standard Requirements
Paola De Joanna

075_The Stabilization and the Thermal Resistance of the Rammed Earth
Luca Buoninconti

080_Adobe Bricks as a Structural Material. Perspective Applications to Vault
Maurizio Angelillo, Antonio Fortunato

STUDIES AND RESEARCHES

086_Saint Mary’s Abbey and Saint Filadelfo’s Church (Italy). The Mediterranean Architecture
Màrcia Regina Escorteganha, Marina Fumo, Jacqueline Bayon, Essaid Bilal, Franciele Laner

090_Magna Grecia and Mediterraneo. The settlement of Akropolis
Rosa Maria Giusto

096_A Building Technique for Realization of Opening Bearing Walls of Salento
Fabrizio Leccisi, Paola Francesca Nisticò

100_Smart Heritage as Regeneration of Historic Mediterranean Cities
Starlight Vattano

105_City Mood. About (Cultural) State of the City Space
Marina Mihaila

108_Instruments for the Calculation of Energy Performance in Historical Buildings
Marta Calzolari, Pietromaria Davoli

115_Modeling for Project Design: Instruments for Sustainable and Integrated Design
Giacomo Chiesa, Orio De Paoli

120_PHD RESULTS

121_LIST OF AUTHORS

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