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Seismic Retrofit Measures for Masonry Walls of Historical Buildings, from an Energy Saving Perspective

Construction Technologies Institute CNR, Via G. Carducci 32 C, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
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Sustainability 2018, 10(4), 984; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10040984
Received: 25 January 2018 / Revised: 20 March 2018 / Accepted: 23 March 2018 / Published: 27 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy and Seismic Renovation Strategies for Sustainable Cities)
The planning of energy saving and structural retrofit interventions on masonry buildings are usually two separate projects; combined interventions are rare. Solutions tackling both aspects can reduce total refurbishment costs and improve global building performance. However, heavy interventions on the envelope have to be carefully designed in order to improve both seismic and energy performance whilst mitigating environmental impact. National energy saving regulations are generally less strict for historical buildings, making this category of buildings very interesting not only because of their widespread diffusion across Italy but also because of the possibility of planning interventions that will allow significant improvements by combining building efficiency and safety. This research looks at these aspects and proposes new methods for refurbishing masonry buildings combining seismic improvements and energy saving interventions. Among those mostly commonly applied on masonry buildings in Italy, and described in this paper, are various combined retrofit interventions, and we report the results of these interventions on thermal transmittance reduction and global costs. View Full-Text
Keywords: historical building; seismic and energy retrofit; combined interventions; U-value; historical masonry historical building; seismic and energy retrofit; combined interventions; U-value; historical masonry
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De Vita, M.; Mannella, A.; Sabino, A.; Marchetti, A. Seismic Retrofit Measures for Masonry Walls of Historical Buildings, from an Energy Saving Perspective. Sustainability 2018, 10, 984. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10040984

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De Vita M, Mannella A, Sabino A, Marchetti A. Seismic Retrofit Measures for Masonry Walls of Historical Buildings, from an Energy Saving Perspective. Sustainability. 2018; 10(4):984. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10040984

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De Vita, Mariangela, Antonio Mannella, Antonio Sabino, and Alessio Marchetti. 2018. "Seismic Retrofit Measures for Masonry Walls of Historical Buildings, from an Energy Saving Perspective" Sustainability 10, no. 4: 984. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10040984

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