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IJESD 2020 Vol.11(6): 278-285 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2020.11.6.1263

From the Dynamic Simulations Assessment of the Hygrothermal Behavior of Internal Insulation Systems for Historic Buildings towards the HeLLo Project

Marta Calzolari, Pietromaria Davoli, and Luisa Dias Pereira

Abstract— In the context of functional and performance rehabilitation of existing heritage, internal envelope thermal insulation is often an inevitable option towards improvement of historic buildings’ energy efficiency. Nonetheless, besides leading to the loss of useful floor area, this option may also lead to changes on the original hygrothermal behavior of such walls. Applied to a real case study, this paper presents the dynamic simulations assessment of a few thermal retrofitting materials, unveiling the significance of the proper choice of the materials in the software’s’ library (aiming at avoiding biased results) as well as reinforcing the importance of real in situ measurement for validation of such estimations, e.g. the HeLLo project.

Index Terms— Energy efficiency, energy retrofit, historic building, hygrothermal simulation.

M. Calzolari was with the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara, FE 44121 Italy. She is now with the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Parma, PR 43121, Italy (e-mail: marta.calzolari@unipr.it). P. Davoli and L. Dias Pereira are with the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara, FE 44121, Italy (e-mail: pietromaria.davoli@unife.it, dsplmr@unife.it).

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Cite: Marta Calzolari, Pietromaria Davoli, and Luisa Dias Pereira, " From the Dynamic Simulations Assessment of the Hygrothermal Behavior of Internal Insulation Systems for Historic Buildings towards the HeLLo Project," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 278-285, 2020.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
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