EFFESUS Methodology for Assessing the Impacts of Energy-Related Retrofit Measures on Heritage Significance
2014 (English)In: The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice, ISSN 1756-7505, E-ISSN 1756-7513, Vol. 5, no 2, 132-149 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Improving the energy performance of historic districts and their buildings is a balancing act between retaining their heritage significance and allowing the installation of retrofit measures. This paper describes a heritage impact assessment methodology to enable such a balancing process in a well-structured and systematic way. The methodology, developed for the Energy Efficiency for EU Historic Districts' Sustainability (EFFESUS) research project, is one of six impact assessment modules for a decision-support system, a software tool under development as part of EFFESUS. In this paper, the three parts of the methodology - the heritage significance evaluation, heritage impact definitions and heritage balancing process - are discussed and their use illustrated in a case study.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 5, no 2, 132-149 p.
assessment methodology, building conservation, building renovation, energy-related retrofit, heritage significance, historic buildings
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-229729DOI: 10.1179/1756750514Z.00000000054ISI: 000338773000005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-229729DiVA: diva2:738414