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Risk-Benefit Assessment Scheme for Renewable Solar Solutions in Traditional and Historic Buildings

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Department for Environment Construction and Design (DACD), Institute for Applied Sustainability to the Built Environment (ISAAC), University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Via Francesco Catenazzi 23, CH-6850 Mendrisio, Switzerland
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Eurac Research, Institute for Renewable Energy, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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Historic Environment Scotland, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SH, UK
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Torretta
Sustainability 2021, 13(9), 5246; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095246
Received: 30 March 2021 / Revised: 30 April 2021 / Accepted: 3 May 2021 / Published: 7 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Historic Buildings Conservation and Energy Efficiency)
Within the framework of IEA-SHC Task 59, a multidisciplinary team of experts from around the world has come together to investigate current approaches for energy retrofit of the built heritage with energy efficiency conservation-compatible measures, in accordance with cultural and heritage values, and to check and adapt the new standard EN-16883:2017 for historic buildings. This paper introduces activities within IEA-SHC Task 59 (Subtask C) focused on retrofit solutions with high impact on sustainability, energy efficiency, and the integration of renewables, which is the main goal of the solar group, focused on the integrated solar systems for historic buildings. Relying on an extensive, detailed, and accurate collection of case studies of application of solar photovoltaic and thermal systems in historic buildings, the assessment criteria of the standard have been reviewed and tailored for better solar implementation evaluation in a heritage context. All this is studied based on technical compatibility, the heritage significance of the building and its settings, the economic viability, the energy performances and indoor environmental quality and use, as well as the impact on the outdoor environment of solar renewables. View Full-Text
Keywords: heritage buildings; heritage; renewable energy sources; solar systems; historic buildings; photovoltaic systems PV; building-integrated photovoltaic BIPV; building applied photovoltaic BAPV; solar thermal systems ST; building-integrated solar thermal BIST heritage buildings; heritage; renewable energy sources; solar systems; historic buildings; photovoltaic systems PV; building-integrated photovoltaic BIPV; building applied photovoltaic BAPV; solar thermal systems ST; building-integrated solar thermal BIST
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Polo López, C.S.; Lucchi, E.; Leonardi, E.; Durante, A.; Schmidt, A.; Curtis, R. Risk-Benefit Assessment Scheme for Renewable Solar Solutions in Traditional and Historic Buildings. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5246. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095246

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Polo López CS, Lucchi E, Leonardi E, Durante A, Schmidt A, Curtis R. Risk-Benefit Assessment Scheme for Renewable Solar Solutions in Traditional and Historic Buildings. Sustainability. 2021; 13(9):5246. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095246

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Polo López, Cristina S., Elena Lucchi, Eleonora Leonardi, Antonello Durante, Anne Schmidt, and Roger Curtis. 2021. "Risk-Benefit Assessment Scheme for Renewable Solar Solutions in Traditional and Historic Buildings" Sustainability 13, no. 9: 5246. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095246

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