Task 59
Task 59
SHC Task 59

Renovating Historic Buildings Towards Zero Energy

Task News

Reducing energy consumption in historic buildings
A meeting in mid-April, Copenhagen, Denmark, gave members of IEA SHC research platform Renovating Historic Buildings Towards Zero Energy (Task 59) the opportunity to meet researchers working on the EU Horizon 2020 project Robust Internal Thermal Insulation of Historic Buildings, or RIBuild, and prompted a fruitful exchange between experts in historic building refurbishment.
Posted: 2019-07-12

UPCOMING: Konferenz: Die Sonnenhülle zwischen Veränderung und Koexistenz im Gleichgewicht der Orte
With the support of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) / Bundesam fuer Energie (BFE) and EnergieSchweiz, as well is cooperation with the magazine Hochparterre, SUPSI is organising an event on solar energy on 5 July 2019 in Lugano-Canobbio. The conference will feature presenations on the integration of solar energy into historic buildings, energy-efficient renovation and building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) into architecture. Furthermore, the magazine Solaris 03 will be presented together with the platform solarchitecture.ch. Task59's Daniel Herrera will be presenting the Task and other related projects dealing with the integratino of photovoltaics in historic buildings. Please find more information on the programme and how to sign up via the link.
Posted: 2019-07-01

Solar Award Nominations are Open
The Solar Heating and Cooling Award of the IEA SHC Programme celebrates the success of those working to increase the market impact of this renewable energy source.
Posted: 2019-02-15

IEA SHC supports historic buildings expert network
The 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (EEHB 2018), which took place in Sweden in September, proved to be the perfect location to show the work of IEA SHC Task, Renovating Historic Buildings Towards Zero Energy. Task Coordinator Alexandra Troi, of Italian-based Eurac Research, presented the group’s current research activities in a keynote speech at the final plenary session.
Posted: 2018-12-20

Future Meetings & Events
Check here for a list of upcoming Task Meetings & Other events yet to be scheduled.
Posted: 2018-10-12

Producing hot water underneath natural slates
A state-of-the-art solar thermal system has been installed under the slate roof of a castle in Ghent, Belgium. Roll-bonded Thermoslate absorbers measuring 44 m2 have been integrated into the space between the wooden trusses and natural slate tiles of the historic structure built in the 12th century and cannot be seen by visitors.
Posted: 2018-09-08

New standard to improve energy performance of historic buildings
Maintaining the exterior of a historic building while raising energy efficiency is not necessarily a contradiction. The new EN 16883:2017 standard, Conservation of cultural heritage, provides guidance on how to improve the energy performance of historically significant structures.
Posted: 2018-08-25

How to Turn Historic Structures into Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
More than one-fourth of all residential buildings in Europe date from before 1945. Over the past decade, preservationists have taken to the idea of renovating historic structures in an energy-efficient manner.
Posted: 2018-04-09