Renovating historical buildings to consume less energy will help...
Using less energy also means a reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which play a role in preserving our environment and achieving the UN's Sustainable Development goals.
By adapting historical buildings, we also extend their lifetime. This ensures they continue to have a purpose in our communities, reducing the need to build new spaces.
Rising energy prices are making it increasingly difficult for affordable housing. With better-insulated walls, less energy is needed, lowering energy bills for all.
The most commonly used system for thermal insulation is called External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS), and it is applied tothe building façades.
However, ETICS can be challenging to use in historical buildings, whose façades are usually protected by preservation laws aimed at safeguarding the cultural heritage of the communities where they are located.
Finding a flexible thermal insulation system, optimised for renovation works, can be key in preserving the environment and helping to extend the lifetime of historical buildings even further.
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Global Laboratory Coordinator for Construction
IMCD Coatings & Construction
1 The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)
2 Architecture 2030