Energy Efficiency and Energy Management in Cultural Heritage - Case Studies Guidebook

02 Jan 2014

Preservation of building heritage and improvement of energy efficiency are important aspects of sustainable development. Building heritage is part of the overall cultural heritage that bears cultural-historical significance and constitutes a component of human environment. Protection and preservation of building heritage is an obligation rooted in every community’s sense of responsibility to cherish and safeguard its cultural goods. Simultaneously, energy and environment issues as well as the fact that buildings comprise the largest single energy drain with the biggest energy savings potential oblige us to systematically reduce energy consumption in buildings.

This Guidebook includes works and examples presented at the International Conference on Energy Management in Cultural Heritage (2011) held in Dubrovnik. It represents an excellent first step towards establishing national guidelines and recommendations for energy efficiency improvement during building heritage renovation. A multidisciplinary approach to energy renovation and synergies between building heritage and application of contemporary principles of energy efficiency is the only correct approach to systematic management of existing buildings.

  • Energy Efficiency measures
  • Lighting in Cultural Heritage
  • Historic City Centres and Energy Management plans