RENERPATH 2 will apply techniques of energy efficiency in seven historical buildings

01 september 2017

Researchers from CARTIF present in Ciudad Rodrigo (Salamanca) the second part of RENERPATH project, whose main objective is the development of methodologies of energy rehabilitation in order to improve the heritage preservation.

During the first phase of the project, between 2011 and 2013, CARTIF carried out a methodological guide of energy rehabilitation that was applied in the Cathedral of Ciudad Rodrigo and in episcopal palace in Pinhel (Portugal). The main innovation of this part of RENERPATH was the use of a laser scanner to detect humidity in these buildings, a pioneering technology in Europe.

In this second part, the consortium is going to stablish criteria to characterize each chosen building energetically and will be applied technologies such as thermography, 3D digitalization, thermoflumometry or energy simulations. From there, specific techniques will be defined in order to establish general guidelines common to all construction of the same type and thus create a ‘Best Practice Book’ at European level on how to carry out energy efficiency actions in heritage buildings.

 The actions will be applied in seven different buildings (yet to decide); one in Ciudad Rodrigo, three in other places of Castilla y León, and three in the north and the centre of Portugal. The interventions will be carried out throughout 2018.

CARTIF lead the project and the rest of members of the consortium are Dirección General de Patrimonio Cultural de la Junta de Castilla y León, Ente Público Regional de la Energía de Castilla y León (EREN), Fundación Ciudad Rodrigo 2006, Direção Regional de Cultura do Norte (DRCN), Centro Tecnológico da Cerâmica e do Vidro (CTCV) and the Agência Regional de Energia e Ambiente do Interior (ENERAREA).

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