Historical Buildings and Energy

Authors: Franco, Giovanna, Magrini, Anna

    • Discusses the unique considerations for energy efficiency that are necessary when planning preservation and update work on historical buildings;
    • Provides tools to help undertake such projects, including methodological frameworks, sample calculations, and the results of technical feasibility studies;
    • Includes one complete case studies from work recently conducted on a listed building.
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About this book

This book provides a methodological framework to set properly the thermal enhancement and energy efficiency in historical buildings during a renovation process. It describes the unique thermal features of historical properties, closely examining how the building materials, structural elements, and state of conservation can impact energy efficiency, including sample calculations and results. It also describes means and aims of several fundamental steps to improve energy efficiency in historical buildings with an experimentation on a case study. This timely text also introduces leading-edge technologies for enhancing the energy performance of historical buildings, including the potential for integration of co- ad tri-generation though micro-turbines, photovoltaics and solar collectors and their compatibility with architectural preservation.

About the authors

Dr. Giovanna Franco architect, PhD is Associate Professor in Technology of Architecture at the University of Genoa, Italy and Director of the Graduate School (post master) in Architectural Heritage and Landscape of the same University. Her research topics include: Traditional Architecture, methodologies and techniques for its renovation; Maintenance, Upgrading and Enhancement of 20th Century Built Heritage; Technological Innovation, Sustainability and Energy Efficiency in Historical Context and Protected Landscape. She has been scientific responsible in several national researches and involved in international ones (5FP Growth 2000, Culture 2000, Medplan, Erasmus+). 


Dr. Anna Magrini is Full Professor in Building Physics at the University of Pavia, Italy. Her research interests include: Acoustics, Noise Pollution, Air-conditioning, Hygrometric problems of building structures, Heat transfer, Ventilation, Energy performance of buildings, Calculation models, Environmental, Acoustic and Lighting Comfort. Dr. Magrini coordinates and participates in projects of Italian national interest investigating the energy performance of existing buildings, acoustics, urban quality and health perception.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Context and Methodology

    Franco, Giovanna

    Pages 3-21

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  • Conserving–Restoring for the Future What We Inherited from the Past

    Musso, Stefano Francesco

    Pages 23-44

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  • Energy Efficiency and HVAC Systems in Existing and Historical Buildings

    Alfano, Francesca R. d’Ambrosio (et al.)

    Pages 45-53

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  • Thermal Behaviour of Historical Buildings, Materials and Components: Methodological Framework, Calculation, Results

    Magrini, Anna

    Pages 55-81

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  • Energy and Heritage. Development on a Case Study

    Franco, Giovanna

    Pages 85-100

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Buy this book

eBook 142,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-52615-7
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 176,79 €
price for Italia (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52613-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Historical Buildings and Energy
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52615-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52615-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52613-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 221
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 104 illustrations in colour
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