Developments in Climate Control of Historic Buildings: Proceedings from the international conference "Climitization of Historic Buildings, State of the Art"
2011 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stuttgart: Fraunhofer IRB Verlag , 2011. , 85 p.
Building Technologies Energy Systems
Research subject Conservation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1268ISBN: 978-3-8167-8637-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1268DiVA: diva2:473072
ProjectsClimate for Culture
NOTE FROM THE EDITORS
These proceedings summarize the talks from the international conference “CLIMATIZATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS, STATE OF THE ART”, held at Linderhof Palace on December 2nd, 2010 deep in the snow of the Bavarian Alps as a dissemination activity of the European project Climate for Culture. In the book the reader will find ten self-consistent chapters dealing with several specific areas of preventive conservation, particularly with the techniques providing the indoor environment in historical buildings where artworks or historic exhibits are deposited and displayed.
The first chapter by D. Camuffo is devoted to the so-called “friendly heating” in churches, chapels and worship buildings at all. It shows the advantages of local and floor heating with low power demands focused primarily onto the visitors and leaving almost unaffected the building structure. Another low level heating strategy, based on a humidistat-controlled heating or the so-called “conservation heating” is described and discussed in the second chapter by N. Blades and K. Rice. Among other the authors demonstrate how the low level heating corresponds with reducing the moisture sorption and carbon dioxide emission. A similar type of heating is experimentally tested and investigated by a simulation study in the third chapter by H. L. Schellen and E. Neuhaus where the suitability of humidistat-controlled heating for the Dutch type of climate is investigated. A very comprehensive review on minimizing the invasiveness and energy demands in providing a stable and favourable climate in galleries and museums is presented in the fifth chapter by J. Käferhaus. The highlight of this part is the conclusion that sustainability and stability of the environment together with the energy savings is not a matter of “machinery” application but rather a result of deep understanding of the natural properties of the historic construction and putting them to good use in stabilizing the indoor environment. The potentials of dehumidification control of relative humidity as an energy efficient alternative to conservation heating are evaluated in sixth chapter by P. K. Larsen and T. Broström. The problems and experiences with preventive conservation in the Bavarian castles and palaces are reported in the seventh chapter by T. Naumović. And an investigating study on the impact of outdoor conditions on the interior environment in the Linderhof Palace is then presented in the eighth chapter by S. Bichlmair and R. Kilian. An original model-based microclimate control preventing the preserved artefacts from the harmful effects caused by the changes of moisture content in them is dealt with in the ninth chapter by P. Zítek, T. Vyhlídal, O. Sládek, A. Sládek and G. Simeunović. This environment control is applied to the Karlštejn Castle Chapel. The application of heating the walls of historic buildings by means of plaster-inlaid heating tubes to reduce the rising damp is examined with a hygrothermal 2D building model in the last chapter by M. Krus and R. Kilian. The impact of this technique on the diffusion flow of damp brings a novel view on this problem. The objective of the last chapter by J. Holmberg, B. Kylsberg and K. Skeri is to investigate the deterioration of selected objects correlated to outdoor climate over a 300 year period and to analyse the preservation strategy chosen at Skokloster.
The book is intended for whoever is culturally or professionally concerned with the preventive conservation or restoration and for all those interested in understanding the multidisciplinary problems in conservation of our tangible cultural heritage.
The editors want to thank all the parties that took part in the implementation of the conference and the proceeding. Especially, we thank to Kristina Holl, Barbara Wehle and Stefan Bichlmair (all from
Fraunhofer IBP) for their great work in organising the conference. Ivana Oswaldová (CTU in Prague) deserves special thanks for finalizing the text and the layout of the papers. Next, we thank to Prof. Klaus Sedlbauer and Prof. Pavel Zítek for their introductory words. We are also grateful to all authors who wrote the papers that compose the proceedings.2012-01-052012-01-052013-07-01Bibliographically approved