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Title: Integration of energy-efficient ventilation systems in historic buildings—review and proposal of a systematic intervention approach
Authors: Rieser, Alexander
Pfluger, Rainer
Troi, Alexandra
Herrera-Avellanosa, Daniel
Thomsen, Kirsten Engelund
Rose, Jorgen
Durmuş Arsan, Zeynep
Gökçen Akkurt, Gülden
Kopeinig, Gerhard
Guyot, Gaëlle
Keywords: Building services
Historic buildings
Indoor air quality
Assessment criteria
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: Historic building restoration and renovation requires sensitivity to the cultural heritage, historic value, and sustainability (i.e., building physics, energy efficiency, and comfort) goals of the project. Energy-efficient ventilation such as demand-controlled ventilation and heat recovery ventilation can contribute to the aforementioned goals, if ventilation concepts and airflow distribution are planned and realized in a minimally invasive way. Compared to new buildings, the building physics of historic buildings are more complicated in terms of hygrothermal performance. In particular, if internal insulation is applied, dehumidification is needed for robust and risk-free future use, while maintaining the building's cultural value. As each ventilation system has to be chosen and adapted individually to the specific building, the selection of the appropriate system type is not an easy task. For this reason, there is a need for a scientifically valid, systematic approach to pair appropriate ventilation system and airflow distribution solutions with historical buildings. This paper provides an overview of the interrelationships between heritage conservation and the need for ventilation in energy-efficient buildings, regarding building physics and indoor environmental quality. Furthermore, a systematic approach based on assessment criteria in terms of heritage significance of the building, building physics (hygrothermal performance), and building services (energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and comfort rating) according to the standard EN 16883:2017 are applied.
ISSN: 2071-1050
Appears in Collections:Architecture / Mimarlık
Energy Systems Engineering / Enerji Sistemleri Mühendisliği
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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