The three-year project "System buildings in Switzerland between social utopia, utilization and preservation" of the System & Serie group of ICOMOS Suisse is getting financial support from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (SFOC).
As a member of this group IABP is contributing to the assessment of a possible energy efficient retrofit and comfort enhancement of system buildings.
The working group "System & Serie" is dealing with opportunities and problems regarding long term maintenance and use of system buildings as well as issues of reparability and restoration of prefabricated components. The architectural, scientific and preservationist aspects of dealing with system buildings are at the core of these considerations.
The 13th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS 2017) is held in Paris, France from September 20 to 21st, 2017.
IABP`s request for membership of ICOMOS Suisse has been accepted in
Hygro-thermal analysis of energy-efficient retrofit of historical masonry walls by means of internal insulation with conventional and aerogel containing products
Foundation for the promotion of built heritage
Besides measures to reduce energy consumption and to improve the comfort of residents for energy-efficient retrofitting of historical buildings, one has to
take into account the distribution of moisture in the old building materials.
Within the frame of this project, the possibility of using internal insulation for historical buildings will be analysed with special regard to the hygro-thermal changes the old materials. Newly developed insulation materials together with conventional ones with measured hygro-thermal properties will be considered. The influence of the climatic boundary conditions will be taken into account by using three different climatic conditions of Switzerland for the numerical analysis.
IABP - Institut für angewandte Bauphysik | Zürcherstrasse 200 | CH - 8406 Winterthur | Schweiz
IABP - Institute for Applied Building Physics | Zürcherstrasse 200 | CH - 8406 Winterthur | Switzerland
IABP - Institut Physique Appliquée du Bâtiment | Zürcherstrasse 200 | CH - 8406 Winterthur | Suisse
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