Presentations from RIBuild seminar

21 January 2016 RIBuild held the first open seminar about the project. The need and potential as well as the risks of internal internal insulation were discussed. See presentations, videos and photos from the seminar.


Watch the whole seminar on Youtube


Introducing RIBuild - Download presentation (pdf)
Senior researcher Ernst Jan de Place Hansen, Danish Building Research Institute, Aalborg University Copenhagen

RIBuild is a cross-border research project, which investigates how to install thermal insulation in historic buildings in an effective, secure and robust way. Project manager Ernst Jan de Place Hansen introduced the project.

Between heritage and energy efficiency - Download presentation (pdf)
Cand.arch., PhD student Henriette Ejstrup, The Building Preservation Association (BYFO)

30 percent of the buildings in Europe are erected prior to World War II. This makes energy efficiency and preservation a highly relevant topic. What is the need for internal insulation of historic buildings?

The risks of internal insulation in old buildings - Download presentation (pdf)
Senior researcher Ruut Peuhkuri, Danish Building Research Institute

Many older buildings are retrofitted with internal insulation to maintain the appearance, but often this creates new problems such as moisture damage. Ruut Peuhkuri talked about the risks of internal insulation.

Energy improvements of a protected heritage building in Riga - Download presentation (pdf)
Professor Andra Blumberga, Riga Technical University

Researchers measured the energy improvement of a UNESCO-protected brick building in Riga during a renovation process. Andra Blumberga presented the case study and challenges in the renovation process.


Updating the energy standard while preserving the exterior - Download presentation (pdf)
Architect and Leif Rønby, rö

The energy consumption of an apartment building in Copenhagen was reduced by 50 percent in the first year after the implementation of internal insulation. However, simulations show that there is a potential to reduce the energy consumption by up to 73 percent.

Important knowledge in the restoration process of old buildings - Download presentation (pdf)
Architect Morten Ørsager, Erik Møller Architects

Erik Møller Architects has many years of experience with restoration projects of cultural heritage. Morten Ørsager talked about strategic restoration processes.


Designing guidelines for robust internal insulation - Download presentation (pdf)
Associate professor Søren Peter Bjarløv, Technical University of Denmark

RIBuild will result in guidelines, which will help practitioners to determine, whether a building is suitable for internal insulation and which solution to choose. The guidelines will be applicable to buildings all over Europe.


Project manager Ernst Jan de Place Hansen about the RIBuild project.

Henriette Ejstrup about the need for internal insulation.

Ruut Peuhkuri about the risks of internal insulation in older buildings.

Andra Blumberga about energy improvement of a protected building in Riga.

Nearly 70 participated in the RIBuild seminar or followed the seminar online.

The presenters discussed the coming RIBuild guidelines with the audience.

Senior researcher Ruut Peuhkuri from the Danish Building Research Institute explained about the risks of internal insulation.

Photos: Greg McQueen