Energy-Saving retrofitting strategies in historical buildings

Author(s):Li Yang
College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tongji University, Key Laboratory of Ecology and Energy Saving Study of Dense Habitat (Tongji University), Ministry of Education, Siping Rd.1239, Shanghai, 200092, P. R. China
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 6, no. 3, July 2017: pp. 182-189
ISSN: 2315-4462 (Print)
ISSN: 2373-3594 (Online)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.6.3.182-189

Abstract:Building efficiency has become an important part of energy-saving policies in the world. However, ecological energy-saving research on historical buildings (HB) is still relatively new. In this paper, principles of HB retrofitting project are briefly described and the strategies for energy-saving in HB used before are summarized. An example of a HB at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) is analyzed for strategies in preservation of historical and natural value, energy efficiency, and sustainable development. Based on this precedent at USST, this paper offers three suitable eco-energy saving strategies, including air-conditioning efficiency, renewable energy utilization and natural ventilation.

Keywords:Historical building, energy-saving strategies, building retrofitting, natural ventilation

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