Energy Retrofit and Indoor Environmental Requalification of Existing School Buildings. Method and Tools for Operating Procedures

Paola Boarin
University of Ferrara, Department of Architecture, Architettura>Energia Research Center, Ferrara, Italy

Pietromaria Davoli
University of Ferrara, Department of Architecture, Architettura>Energia Research Center, Ferrara, Italy

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110571829

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:12, s. 1829-1836

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Within the existing building stock; schools occupy a large segment of public real estate but are rarely involved in widespread retrofit investment plans. For example; according to Italian statistics; two thirds of existing schools are hosted in buildings constructed between 1940 and 1990; many of which have not undergone substantial changes and transformations over time. Verifications made by Public Administrations and users demonstrate that these structures have many building problems related to the consumption of resources; the wellbeing and security of users and; not least; the management by local government units.

Operating substantially and in a scheduled way on existing school buildings; by adapting the physical environment and optimizing the use of resources; would; on the one hand; increase the quality of construction and conditions of use (and then last but not least the effectiveness of the educational system) and; on the other hand; improve the economic management of resources by local government units.


Existing educational buildings; Energy retrofit technologies; Indoor climate enhancement; Operating procedures


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