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Task 59 Renovating Historic Buildings
Task 59 Renovating Historic Buildings
Task Flyer
January 2019 - PDF 0.85MB
Publisher: Task 59
Historic buildings constitute a considerable part of our building stock and are the trademark of numerous cities.  Historic buildings will, however, only survive if kept in use. To save this heritage for future generations, we need to find conservation compatible, renovation approaches and measures that preserve the heritage values of these buildings while improving user comfort, lowering energy bills and minimizing environmental impacts.
State of the art on historic building insulation materials and retrofit strategies
March 2016
By: Andra Blumberga, Kristaps Kašs, Edite Kamendere, Gatis Žogla, Agris Kamenders, Dagnija Blumberga, Armands Gravelsinš, Reinis Purvinš, Marika Roša, Lelde Timma, Hans Janssen, Peggy Freudenberg, Fredrik Stahl, Ruut Peuhkuri, Pierryves Padey, Sebastien Lasvaux, Elisa di Giuseppe, Ernst Jan de Place Hansen
Publisher: RIBuild Deliverable D1.2

This report provides an analysis and evaluation of a state-of-the-art of internal insulation materials and methods for application in historic buildings, and review on methods, tools and guidelines used as decision-making tools for implementation of internal insulation in historic buildings. The survey is limited to buildings with heavy walls (stone, brick, timber framing), thus excluding wooden buildings.

For the full report, please visit the RIBuild project website.