The built-up environment – particularly the energy consumed in buildings – plays a key role in the energy consumption and...
2/2009 - 10/2011
The project aims at developing concepts for a renovation service for housing construction. The basic principle of the service is to achieve substantial improvements in the usability and energy efficiency of apartments through technical changes carried out to the building, and making this financially viable by increasing the permitted building volume. The building’s frame can, for example, be complemented by structures supported against it or by independent load-bearing structures, which will also make it possible to increase the floor area of the building. In addition to structural changes, the project will investigate the possibilities of modern building systems and better energy efficiency, and the impact these factors will have on the property.
As a result of the project, solutions produced within a renovation competition will be created and implemented on targets selected together with partners. Results will also include recommendations for public administration and a plan for training programmes for developing renovation skills. In addition, tangible demonstration projects will be prepared.
The responsibility for project implementation lies with the Department of Structural Engineering and Building Technology of the Helsinki University of Technology, and the Lifelong Learning Institute Dipoli.