WIT Press


Compatibility, Sustainability, Modifiability: The Impact Of Sustainable Energies In Historic Sites – Some Thoughts

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC120612

Volume

155

Pages

12

Page Range

719 - 730

Published

2012

Size

787 kb

Author(s)

M. Vitiello

Abstract

Following the recent introduction of an express provision in the Italian legislation regarding the adaptation of existing buildings with energy requirements, it becomes necessary to consider the applicability of the new devices related to renewable energy sources of the historical buildings and more generally the dynamics of modifiability of the existing. This is discovered through a guided reading that part of the territory and reach the cell construction and is expressed in the dialectic mutation and conservation, tradition and innovation. By defining the index of modifiability is achieved an objective parameter for assessment of the restoration project, although this will always be connected to logic evaluation, taking into account the sensitivity of the individual. Keywords: modifiability, compatibility, adaptability, conservation, restoration, historic buildings, energy performance. 1 Introduction Up to now contemporary research on the development of renewable energies has focused mainly on aspects connected with energy demand, its forms of production and distribution, as well as on the necessary materials, and their availability. These are essential components for the analysis of the ranges of applicability to the many scenarios for the utilisation of innovative technologies; however, they are prodromal to the transfer on the manufacture, which needs to be carefully assessed so that any changes imposed by the energy saving

Keywords

modifiability, compatibility, adaptability, conservation, restoration, historic buildings, energy performance.