Inspiring Good Practices
Inspiring Good Practices
Energy Efficiency Seminar 2020
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European Congress on the Use, Management and Conservation of Historic Buildings, Burghauptmannschaft Osterreich
October 2019

- Dr. Alexandra Troi -- EA Project: SHC Task 59 Renovating Historic Buildings Towards Zero Energy
- Walter Hüttler -- Use of Renewable Energy in Historic Buildings – What Can Research Do?
- Daniel Herrera -- Lightning Talk 2.1: ATLAS, a Best Practice Database for the Energy Retrofit of Historic Buildings
- Julien Borderon -- Lightning Talk 2.2: Case Study in France
- Tor Borström -- Lightning Talk 2.3
- Valentina Marincioni -- Lightning Talk 2.4: Driving Retrofit Quality in the UK
- Fabrizio Leonforte -- Lightning Talk 2.5: Energy Performance
- Ernst Jan de Place Hansen -- Lightning Talk 2.6: Guidelines from the European project RIBuild

This conference from mid-October, held at the European Congress on the Use, Management and Conservation of Buildings of Historical Value, featured several talks from the project’s partners and relating to Task59. Firstly, we saw two invited speaks amongst our partners: Dr Alexandra Troi of EURAC Research giving an overview of Task59, and Walter Hüttler of e7 energy innovation & engineering speaking on the role of research in the use of renewable energy in historic buildings.

Following this was a parallel session dedicated to Task59 and featuring presentations from project partners under the topics of Best Practices: Engaging Owners in Energy Renovations; Quality Assurance in Energy Retrofits: The Role of Standards and Simulation and Energy Retrofits: Tools for Better Decision Making.

Renovate Europe Day, Brussels
October 2019

Several of the project’s partners were able to attend the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium for the Renovate Europe’s REDay 2019. This took place on Tuesday 8th October 2019. In addition to participating in round tables, presentations and discussions, several of the task’s case studies were also features as part of the REDay Exhibition, which stayed on display until the 11th October. This exhibition was a showcase of best practice renovation projects and programmes which can prove that energy renovation is not only possible, but already happening across the world. On the task’s part, we showcased Scottish renovated buildings as well as the work done in Villa Castelli, Italy, which is using 90% less energy. EURAC’s Daniel Herrera gave a presentation on the development of the ATLAS project database at the conference before the opening of the exhibition.

SUPSI, Dipartimento ambiente costruzioni e design, Aula Magna, Campus Trevano
July 2019

Mr. Herrera presented at this conference that covered the integration of solar energy in historic buildings, energy recovery, and Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in architecture.

Sustainable Urban Energy Systems Conference, TU Delft Science Centre
November 2018

Mr. Herrera presented at this conference which approached and explored the technological, economic, ethical, behavioral, governance and public policy aspects of (analyzing and designing) urban energy systems. The conference was from a comprehensive engineering perspective, and aimed at highlighting current trends and issues affecting urban energy systems.

Interreg VIOLET Presentation
October 2018

Mr. Herrera and Ms. Aitziber Egusquiza, of Task 59 partner Tecnalia Research & Innovation shared their experience on Historic NZEB at the European Wise Event, organised by the Interreg Europe project VIOLET (preserVe tradItiOnal buiLdings through Energy reducTion) in Seville, Spain. Ms. Egusquiza presented the details of a methodology for decision making in the energy retrofit of historic areas and Mr. Herrera outlined the activities developed in Task 59 aimed at bridging the gap between research and practice in the renovation of historic buildings.

Solar Renovation of Historic Buildings: Towards a Zero Energy Built Heritage
September 2018

Keynote Presentation at EuroSun 2018 on October 12, 2018 by Daniel Herrera.  Talk: Historic buildings are trademarks of many cities but they will only survive if maintained as living spaces. Finding conservation-compatible technologies will be crucial for the built heritage and the opportunities for solar energy integration are far more substantial than one might initially expect.