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Robust Internal Thermal Insulation of Historic Buildings

Robust Internal Thermal Insulation of Historic Buildings

Objective

RIBuild will strengthen the knowledge on how and under what conditions internal thermal insulation is to be implemented in historic buildings, without compromising their architectural and cultural values, with an acceptable safety level against deterioration and collapse of heavy external wall structures. The general objective of RIBuild is to develop effective, comprehensive decision guidelines to optimise the design and implementation of internal thermal insulation in historic buildings across the EU. RIBuild focuses on heavy external walls made of stone, brick and timber framing, as most historic buildings are made of these materials. The general objective is achieved through three main activities
• To obtain a thorough knowledge level to characterise the eligibility of the building for a deep internal thermal insulation renovation. This knowledge is obtained through screening of historic buildings, investigation of material properties and threshold values for failure
• To determine the conditions under which different internal insulation measures are reliable and affordable measures based on probabilistic modelling of the hygrothermal performance, the environmental impact and the cost/benefit
• To develop a set of comprehensive decision guidelines and a web-based assessment tool, which are demonstrated in a number of buildings. RIBuild addresses the most difficult retrofitting measure of historic buildings: internal thermal insulation. The adaption of knowledge developed by RIBuild contributes to sustainable historic buildings with improved energy efficiency implying an easier conversion of energy supply from inefficient fossil fuels to efficient renewable energy sources. RIBuild also assesses the hygrothermal performance of the building construction, thus no collateral damage occurs; in case of failure an easy roll back of the measures is possible. The guidelines and the web-tool developed in RIBuild strongly support the deep and holistic retrofitting approach which historic buildings face in the coming years.
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Coordinator

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Address

Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
9220 Aalborg

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 123 081

Participants (9)

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RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 346 375

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 539 250

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 890 875

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 399 500

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 770 874

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 462 312,50

HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE

Switzerland

INTRO FLEX APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 208 545

ERIK MOLLER ARKITEKTER AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 221 562,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 637268

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 331 375

  • EU contribution

    € 4 962 375

Coordinated by:

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark