The energy saving potential of historic buildings is great. Barriers such as uncertain investments and long repayment periods can, however, hamper energy renovation of buildings.
When energy improving historic buildings internal insulation is often the desirable solution in order to preserve the buildings' cultural value and architectural details on the facades.
Before installing internal insulation in an existing building, it is good idea to do a simulation of whether it is moisture safe or if there is a risk of mould growth.
RIBuild will present a LCA and LCC software tool for assessment of the environmental benefits and affordability of energy renovations of historic buildings at the
Research activities in RIBuild include tests of various internal insulation systems and how they perform in actual buildings under various climate conditions.