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Sustainability 2017, 9(8), 1472; doi:10.3390/su9081472

Energy and Sustainable Strategies in the Renovation of Existing Buildings: An Italian Case Study

Department of Civil, Architecture, Environmental Engineering, University of Studies of L’Aquila, 61700 L’Aquila, Italy
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Received: 6 July 2017 / Revised: 10 August 2017 / Accepted: 16 August 2017 / Published: 19 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Management Strategies and Innovations for Sustainable Construction)
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The re-use of historical buildings, in some cases those that have been abandoned for years, is currently generating a lot of interest, and brings into discussion topics such as land recycling and the use of new resources. Our project on the rehabilitation of the former San Salvatore hospital in L’Aquila is an example of this re-use, and illustrates how best-practice strategies can be implemented in the rehabilitation of an existing building. There were two themes of evaluation: firstly, the adaptive re-use of a historical building of great impact in a strategic position within the urban core; secondly, the implementation of sustainable strategies when upgrading both the building envelope and building systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable energy strategies; innovative technologies; existing building sustainable energy strategies; innovative technologies; existing building
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de Berardinis, P.; Rotilio, M.; Capannolo, L. Energy and Sustainable Strategies in the Renovation of Existing Buildings: An Italian Case Study. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1472.

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