Fachtagung  /  07. Oktober 2020  -  08. Oktober 2020

The 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings

 

After three successful conferences organised by Casas Históricas y Singulares and Ars Civilis in Madrid (2014), the Belgian Building Research Institute in Brussels (2016) and the Swedish Energy Agency, Uppsala University and the Swedish National Heritage Board in Visby (2018) we are proud to announce the 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings which will be held October 7th to 8th, 2020 in Benediktbeuern, Germany.

Achieving the ambitious governmental and societal goals in CO2 reduction needed to mitigate global climate change requires the contribution of all sectors including buildings and the construction industry. Historic and traditional buildings compose a considerable part of the worldwide building stock. Solutions are needed that respect the historic fabric of these buildings and yet contribute to energy efficiency improvements and CO2 reduction.

The 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings EEHB2020 aims to present new research and best practices on a wide range of topics relating to energy efficiency in historic buildings. This year, the focus will be on the role digital technologies can play in improving the energy performance of historic buildings, whilst respecting the principles of conservation. In this context, the aim is to take a closer look at the interfaces between digital building models and the energetic building simulation and the question of the necessary accuracy of both 3D digitisation and energetic or hygrothermal building simulation tools. Both technologies – 3D scans and building simulation – have been available for a long time, but so far there are no automated processes for converting 3D scans into the energetic building simulation. In addition, more research is also needed on the degree of accuracy of the building survey using digital methods in order to represent a historical building accurately.

The conference is organised jointly by the Fraunhofer Centre for Conservation and Energy Performance of Historic Buildings and the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt and with the support of the Bezirk Oberbayern.