Advanced Tools for Low-carbon, high-value development of historic architecture in the Alpine Space

Project deliverables

In this section various project deliverables of the technical work packages T1-4 will be published, as soon as they are available.

WP T1 - Building stock analysis and documentation of good practice building solutions

  • Deliverable D.T1.1.1 Historic building typologies of the Alpine Space: d.t.1.1.1_historic-building-typologies_updated.pdf
    Munich University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with all the project partners analysed the HB stock in Alpine Space. Based on existing databases/heritage repositories, they subdivided the HB stock into different representative building typologies considering use, geometry, location, climate, architectural characteristics, construction and build-ing age.
  • Deliverable D.T1.1.2 Deep historic analysis of an exemplary buildings: d.t.1.1.2_deep_historic_analysis_of_exemplary_buildings_updated.pdf
    For deliverable T1.1.1 Munich University of Applied Sciences analysed the HB stock in the Alpine Space. For deliverable T1.1.2 eight non-refurbished buildings, one representative per each of those typologies were closer investigated to serve as case study for the feasibility studies of task T2.3.
  • Deliverable D.T1.2.1 Existing guidelines and recommendations: d.t.1.2.1_existing-guidelines-and-recommendations.pdf
    Deliverable 1.2 is a structures repository of locally and thematically focused recommendations, directives, certification standards and guidelines – from policy and research projects - for the retrofit of historic buildings in the Alpine Space. The report provides a transnational comparison. The information about the existing manuals should, on one hand, show what is common practice, what is approvable on the part of the heritage preservation, and what technical instructions are recommended for dealing with the historical stock. At the same time, the review of the documents also serves the purpose of obtaining an overview of what is considered “best practice” in the energy-efficient refurbishment of historic buildings.
  • Deliverable D.T.1.3.1  Assessment Scheme Including KPI for the Assessment and Benchmarking the Sustainability of Historic Buildings
    This report consists of three major parts: The first part describes the methodology used for the development of the key performance indicators. The second part discusses the ATLAS assessment system. Based on a hierarchical structure of categories with different levels of detail, the ATLAS key performance indicators are defined. The third part introduces the newly added indicator. The issue “Heritage value” promotes the preservation of cultural heritage in the alpine region and helps to identify heritage related critical areas during process phases of a historical building renovation.

WP T2 - Replicable & robust retrofit solutions

  • Deliverable D.T.2.1.1 Repository of compatible retrofit solutions:
    1) Introduction
    2) Window solutions
    3) Wall solutions
    4) Heating solutions
    5) Ventilation
    6) Solar solutions- part 1
    7) Solar solutions - part 2
    The deliverable contains a collection of retrofit solutions for historic buildings in the alpine space. The documented solutions in the fields of windows, walls, HVAC and solar have a focus on heritage conservation in combination with an improvement of energy efficiency.
  • Deliverable D.T2.4.1 Matrix Structure, decision tree & content
    The aim of this activity was to develop a structure which, in combination with a decision tree, categorises and pre-selects the solutions documented in A.T2.1. In this way, a preselection of suitable solutions for the respective refurbishment case can be made in a simple way.

WP T3 - Toolkit for municipalities and regional planning strategies

  • Deliverable D.T3.1.1 and D.T3.3.1  Inclusive business models, co-benefits and socio-economic value in historic building renovation in the Alpine Space & Report of sustainable revitalization concepts and funding strategies:

    The Alpine historical buildings are recollection silos, the exhibit of the culture, habits, values and lifestyle that shaped a region over the time. Renovating the historical buildings brings with it other overarching socioeconomic impacts that go beyond the environmental benefits. The ATLAS research team interviewed over 30 rural alpine municipalities from 5 countries to better understand their views on the socioeconomic benefits in their region. The research team inquired about the opportunities, funding options and barriers that face the municipalities when they engage in historical retrofitting projects.  The report summarizes the results of these interviews.
  • Deliverable D.T3.2.1 Methods for assessment and quantification of local renewable energy sources in the alpine space:

    The deliverable gathers information and capitalizes existing tools and strategies for potential assessment of renewables in the areas of the Alpine Space studied with focus on their impact on historic structures.
  • Deliverable D.T3.4.1 Development of the ATLAS holistic decision-support methodology | Baseline for decision-support methodology (DS):
    This report describes the novel ATLAS integrated decision support methodology, which guides the stakeholders throughout the renovation work of historical buildings in 5 sequential phases, starting at the initiation phase up to the in-use phase. The ATLAS IDS is supported by number of key performance indicators to ensure that the sustainability aspects are fully addressed at each phase. Moreover, the ATLAS IDS allow taking the surrounding neighbourhood into consideration when engaging a retrofitting project in order to benefit from cost saving and energy efficiency opportunities.