From energy audit to an integrated diagnosis and certification of historic and heritage buildings

Lezing om 9.15 uur tijdens de expert day 'Energie-efficiënt erfgoed'

With the aim of designing energy improvement scenarios for existing buildings, preparatory building energy audits are generally performed. The aim of a building audit is to characterize the physical and technological features of building envelope and installations in order to obtain a clear picture of the energetic flows through the building. However, although energy audits may offer a detailed picture of the building technological features and current energy use, they do not offer a comprehensive understanding of the mutual relationships between different aspects of the building performance. The latter may constitute an issue as often, in historic buildings, not directly energy-related aspects play a driving role in altering the building energy performance and microclimate quality. Because of this, it might be essential performing an integrated diagnostic approach aimed at clarifying the long-term relations between the different building performance aspects.

Giovanni LittiGiovanni Litti obtained cum Laude a degree in Architecture and another one in Restoration of the Architectural Heritage in “La Sapienza” University of Rome.He has been involved in projects and researches concerning the restoration and energy retrofitting of monumental buildings. He currently does research in the Faculty of Applied Engineering in the UAntwerpen. The research, financed by IWT, is performed in cooperation with museum institutions, Stad Antwerpen and Polytechnic of Milan.