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Integrated Seismic and Energy Retrofit Interventions on a URM Masonry Building: The Case Study of the Former Courthouse in Fabriano

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Department of Geosciences, University of Padova, 35131 Padova, Italy
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, 35131 Padova, Italy
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Academic Editor: Asterios Bakolas
Sustainability 2021, 13(17), 9592; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179592
Received: 30 June 2021 / Revised: 6 August 2021 / Accepted: 15 August 2021 / Published: 26 August 2021
Following the 2016 central Italy earthquakes, the high seismic vulnerability of existing buildings is once again at the center of the debate. Indeed, the majority of the Italian building stock (around 60%) was built before adopting the first seismic provisions (1974) and in a territory entirely characterized by medium to high levels of seismic hazard. On the other hand, the first provisions addressing thermal performance criteria were introduced in 1976 but with limited impact. A consistent reduction in energy consumption was further achieved in 1991, when even more buildings were erected. As a consequence, the Italian building stock is characterized by reduced seismic capacity and poor energy efficiency and, to optimize the available resources, combined retrofit interventions approaches are required. In this context, a synergic strategy for the seismic and energy retrofit of a unreinforced masonry (URM) building was proposed. The former Courthouse in Fabriano (Ancona, Marche), a strategic, three-story, unreinforced masonry building in the network of permanent monitoring systems of the Italian Department of Civil Protection, was selected as a case study. The overall effectiveness of various solutions of combined structural refurbishment and energy retrofit interventions, having different levels of invasiveness on the building, was assessed. In addition, a common methodology based on the expected annual losses allowed evaluating the financial feasibility of the proposed integrated interventions and estimating the changes in the return of the retrofitting investment in various seismic and climate zones. The results also show how the payback period could be significantly reduced by incentives and regulatory frameworks that currently favour the execution of integrated interventions. View Full-Text
Keywords: seismic retrofit; energy retrofit; masonry buildings; integrated interventions; non-linear analyses seismic retrofit; energy retrofit; masonry buildings; integrated interventions; non-linear analyses
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Caprino, A.; Lorenzoni, F.; Carnieletto, L.; Feletto, L.; De Carli, M.; da Porto, F. Integrated Seismic and Energy Retrofit Interventions on a URM Masonry Building: The Case Study of the Former Courthouse in Fabriano. Sustainability 2021, 13, 9592. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179592

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Caprino A, Lorenzoni F, Carnieletto L, Feletto L, De Carli M, da Porto F. Integrated Seismic and Energy Retrofit Interventions on a URM Masonry Building: The Case Study of the Former Courthouse in Fabriano. Sustainability. 2021; 13(17):9592. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179592

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Caprino, Amedeo, Filippo Lorenzoni, Laura Carnieletto, Leonardo Feletto, Michele De Carli, and Francesca da Porto. 2021. "Integrated Seismic and Energy Retrofit Interventions on a URM Masonry Building: The Case Study of the Former Courthouse in Fabriano" Sustainability 13, no. 17: 9592. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179592

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