Prefabrication, deep retrofits and the municipal perspective

8.7.2021, 10:00 – 8.7.2021, 11:30, online


Our building stock is generally inefficient. The energy that our buildings waste results in up to 40% of Europe‘s greenhouse gas emissions, making them both key contributors to climate change and amplifiers of energy poverty. By retrofitting their aging building stock, municipalities are in a position not only to make a real dent in their own emissions, but also to set a good example while transforming their buildings into more pleasant spaces to live, work and learn. In this workshop, participants have learned why the Passive House and EnerPHit Standards form an ideal basis for such renovation initiatives and gained insight into the experiences of the District of Darmstadt-Dieburg (Germany) in retrofitting its school buildings in line with these standards. We then delved into the myriad benefits of using prefabricated timber elements, which have the potential to greatly decrease the time and cost associated with retrofitting.

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