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The Smart Evolution of Historical Cities: Integrated Innovative Solutions Supporting the Energy Transition while Respecting Cultural Heritage

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Centre for Research & Technology, Information Technologies Institute, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
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EDP New R&D Centre for New Energy Technologies, Rua Cidade de Goa, 4, 2685-039 Sacavém, Portugal
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Évora Municipality, 7005-366 Évora, Portugal
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Academic Editors: Marc A. Rosen and Charalampos Dimoulas
Sustainability 2021, 13(16), 9358; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169358
Received: 30 June 2021 / Revised: 30 July 2021 / Accepted: 13 August 2021 / Published: 20 August 2021
Building retrofitting is seen as an efficient method for improving a building’s energy performance. On the other hand, when historical buildings are considered for this procedure, retrofitting gets more complicated. As historical buildings typically consist of low-performance building and energy systems, energy retrofits can be highly beneficial. However, not every retrofit technology can be installed in a historical building. In this paper, the study carried out for the implementation of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) solutions in the Historic Centre of Évora is provided, within the framework of the European project POCITYF (Project H2020). The study took into consideration all the observations of the Regional Directorate of Culture of Évora and the administration of the involved schools (including the Association of Parents), the needs of the Municipality of Évora, and the capabilities of technology developers ONYX and Tegola. The proposed solutions aim at fulfilling all the guidelines for preserving the historic centre and achieving the positivity metrics agreed with the European Commission on the challenging and indispensable path to the decarbonisation of European cities. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart cities; energy transition; cultural heritage; Évora; POCITYF smart cities; energy transition; cultural heritage; Évora; POCITYF
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Tsoumanis, G.; Formiga, J.; Bilo, N.; Tsarchopoulos, P.; Ioannidis, D.; Tzovaras, D. The Smart Evolution of Historical Cities: Integrated Innovative Solutions Supporting the Energy Transition while Respecting Cultural Heritage. Sustainability 2021, 13, 9358. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169358

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Tsoumanis G, Formiga J, Bilo N, Tsarchopoulos P, Ioannidis D, Tzovaras D. The Smart Evolution of Historical Cities: Integrated Innovative Solutions Supporting the Energy Transition while Respecting Cultural Heritage. Sustainability. 2021; 13(16):9358. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169358

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Tsoumanis, Georgios, João Formiga, Nuno Bilo, Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos, Dimosthenis Ioannidis, and Dimitrios Tzovaras. 2021. "The Smart Evolution of Historical Cities: Integrated Innovative Solutions Supporting the Energy Transition while Respecting Cultural Heritage" Sustainability 13, no. 16: 9358. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169358

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