WP5: Environmental Refurbishment Solutions for Energy Upgrade of the Existing Stock and Proposals for Improvement of the Outdoor Microclimatic Conditions

The main objective of WP5 is associated with the environmental evaluation of the existing building stock and the identification of the main thermal and visual comfort problems of the traditional and contemporary structures. At the scale of the entire settlement, issues related to pedestrian thermal comfort will be addressed. Research findings will lead to drafting proposals, technical instructions and design guidelines for improving both the indoor and outdoor comfort conditions. Emphasis will be given to guidelines and proposals for innovative and “smart” solutions in the conservation and rehabilitation of traditional buildings. The proposals which are related to both the building envelope (e.g. insulation, window-to-floor-ratio, construction materials) as well as to the outdoor configurations (e.g. floor finishes, planting, water elements) aim at highlighting the potential for improving comfort conditions through design and construction innovations.

 



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