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Sustainability 2018, 10(8), 2831; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10082831

Energy and Seismic Recovering of Ancient Hamlets: the Case of Baia e Latina

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Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering DICEA—University of Naples “Federico II”, Piazzale V. Tecchio, 80, 80125 Napoli, Italy
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Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture (DIST)—University of Naples “Federico II”, Piazzale V. Tecchio, 80, 80125 Napoli, Italy
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Department of Architecture and Industrial Design DADI—University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Via S. Lorenzo, 81031 Aversa (Caserta), Italy
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Received: 6 May 2018 / Revised: 2 August 2018 / Accepted: 7 August 2018 / Published: 9 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy and Seismic Renovation Strategies for Sustainable Cities)
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This research proposes the development of a diagnostic tool to separately inspect the energetic and seismic behaviour of buildings in the small hamlet of Baia e Latina (district of Caserta) in order to evaluate and implement retrofitting interventions from seismic, energetic, and functional points of view. Methods, approaches, and tools relating to the minimisation of seismic vulnerability and energy consumption have been increasingly used and tested in order to ensure both sustainability and safety, with a connection that may improve the performances of both cultural and environmental heritage. The diagnosis method, stemming from the energy audit and the energy imprint evaluations of the buildings system (and the envelope above all), aims to redesign the whole construction or some of its parts within an energetic framework. With reference to the seismic behaviour of building aggregates, the basic methodology that has been conceived for isolated masonry buildings through a survey form has represented the starting tool for the application of an appropriate quick evaluation form considered for the aggregated structural units of historical centres. Finally, the methodology employed is aimed at obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate for the structural units of examined masonry aggregates without neglecting their seismic behaviour, which has been assessed in terms of vulnerability and damage. View Full-Text
Keywords: technological design; energy performance; seismic vulnerability assessment; risk analysis; masonry building aggregates technological design; energy performance; seismic vulnerability assessment; risk analysis; masonry building aggregates
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Fumo, M.; Formisano, A.; Sibilio, G.; Violano, A. Energy and Seismic Recovering of Ancient Hamlets: the Case of Baia e Latina. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2831.

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