Energy efficiency challenge in buildings mainly concerns the energy efficient refurbishment and investments in existing buildings. However, today a very limited part of the existing building stock is renovated every year, in Europe and Worldwide.
The current investment gap in the deep renovation sector is due to the fact that significant up-front investments are required and that said investments are generally characterized by an excessively high degree of risk, long payback times and a general “invisibility of the energy benefit”.
This special issue
“INCREASING THE QUALITY AND THE VALUE OF EXISTING BUILDINGS TO EXPAND ENERGY RETROFIT PRACTICES”
“TEMA: TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATERIALS AND ARCHITECTURE”
aims at finding solutions to shift the identified gaps into opportunities for future development in deep renovation of buildings. These solutions seek to improve the Construction and Building Performance by implementing innovative Building and Design Technologies, with reference to the recent context as well as to the field of Construction History and Preservation of the traditional constructive techniques.
Focusing mainly on the inputs and outcomes of European projects, this special issue aims at providing new knowledge on technologies and financial issues to promote and implement energy zero buildings in existing built urban areas.Read more about SPECIAL ISSUE