WIT Press


High-efficiency And Low-environmental Impact Systems On A Historical Building In Rome: An InWall Solution

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC140451

Volume

142

Pages

12

Page Range

529 - 540

Published

2014

Size

1,793 kb

Author(s)

A. Albo, F. Rosa, M. Tiberi, B. Vivio

Abstract

The redevelopment of the building system framework can generate a significant impact in an area of great artistic and architectural value as the historical centre of Rome. This paper illustrates the case study of a building located in this particular area of Rome on which the energy consumption and environmental improvements, resulting from interventions such as retrofitting of technological systems, are being evaluated. An integrated design model can resolve issues relating to building maintenance, energy conservation and the integration of renewable energy sources. The study will focus on the identification of high efficiency and low environmental impact systems that are best suited for buildings of historical value placed in complex areas such as town centres. In order to quantify the potential of the proposed solutions, an innovative solution InWall will be illustrated through a specific concept process. The methodology of the proposed project is intended to provide a preliminary approach for the achievement of similar interventions at a large scale. 31% of Italian buildings were in fact constructed over 65 years ago.

Keywords

historical building, retrofitting, wet system building, Building Management System (BMS), smart building