Housing renovation - from e to better : renovation of existing outdated housing in steps toward energy neutral in 2050

T.J.A. Dijkmans, J.G.J. Jonkers, M. Ham, J.J.N. Lichtenberg, C.P.W. Geurts, K.A.M. Weijers, M.C.W. Straver

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    Abstract

    Renovation of existing buildings in The Netherlands is crucial when aiming for an energy neutral building stock in 2050. Replacement of the current stock seems impossible in terms of building and demolition capacity as well as waste production. This research focuses on post World War fl terraced housing built in the 1945-1975 period as this type of housing forms a substantial part of the Dutch housing stock and is usually inhabited by low income groups that do not have the financial means to renovate themselves. Also these people will be affected most by rising energy costs. Renovation concepts generally present a solution that attempts to achieve the maximum in terms of energy performance at very high costs. In this research a strategy for renovation in steps is presented. A next step will be taken when economically feasible. A renovation product is developed that creates value for the tenant and for the housing corporation and that can be installed with limited nuisance for the occupant. The product can be extended and improved by future technological developments. The tenant gets improved comfort, lower energy bills and can adapt his lifestyle gradually: the sustainabi/ity career.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationArchitecture and Sustainable Development : 27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, vol. 2
    EditorsM. Bodart, A. Evrard
    Place of PublicationLeuven, Belgium
    PublisherPresses universitaires de Louvain
    Pages547-552
    ISBN (Print)978-2-87463-277-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2011), July 13-15, 2011, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium - Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    Duration: 13 Jul 201115 Jul 2011

    Conference

    Conference27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2011), July 13-15, 2011, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    Abbreviated titlePLEA 2011
    CountryBelgium
    CityLouvain-la-Neuve
    Period13/07/1115/07/11

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