Session

Architecture and Spatial Planning

Description

This research aims to present a clear picture of existing situation of the residential building stock, their adaptation and transformation during years, which can serve as bases for the needed strategy of future retrofitting. It will be evidenced the importance of tools and procedures for environmental regeneration and architectural retrofitting of residential buildings blocks, in the frame of energy efficiency. The research aims, although, to provide building researchers and practitioners with a better understanding of how to effectively conduct a building retrofit to promote energy conservation and sustainability.

The methodology used for this research will be based on a phenomenological approach towards the understanding of the urban process, giving the main attention to the contextual realities. The tools used will be inquiries of different types: Empirical and observational; Descriptive research; Conceptual; Normative and evaluative.

Although there are many retrofit technologies available, the way to identify the most cost-effective retrofit actions for the residential sector is still a main technical challenge. This research will try to present a proper approach for the selection and identification of the best retrofit options for existing buildings, in the Albanian context. All the findings will be dictated from the European normative, in the frame of energy efficiency, and the evolution of the construction sector technologies. In conclusion will be presented a concentrated guideline with different tools and procedures that can control and regulate the building construction sector for retrofitting of existing residential blocks. The guidelines will affect the decision of all the actors involved in this process, from the policy makers to the final users of residential buildings and construction sector.

Keywords:

retrofitting, sustainable design energy efficiency, passive techniques, comfort

Session Chair

Carolina Jaeger-Klein

Session Co-Chair

Ajhan Bajmaku

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-62-2

First Page

115

Last Page

120

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

28-10-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

28-10-2017 10:30 AM

DOI

https://doi.org/10.33107/ubt-ic.2017.16

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Residential building stock transformation in years and strategies for the future - Albanian case

Durres, Albania

This research aims to present a clear picture of existing situation of the residential building stock, their adaptation and transformation during years, which can serve as bases for the needed strategy of future retrofitting. It will be evidenced the importance of tools and procedures for environmental regeneration and architectural retrofitting of residential buildings blocks, in the frame of energy efficiency. The research aims, although, to provide building researchers and practitioners with a better understanding of how to effectively conduct a building retrofit to promote energy conservation and sustainability.

The methodology used for this research will be based on a phenomenological approach towards the understanding of the urban process, giving the main attention to the contextual realities. The tools used will be inquiries of different types: Empirical and observational; Descriptive research; Conceptual; Normative and evaluative.

Although there are many retrofit technologies available, the way to identify the most cost-effective retrofit actions for the residential sector is still a main technical challenge. This research will try to present a proper approach for the selection and identification of the best retrofit options for existing buildings, in the Albanian context. All the findings will be dictated from the European normative, in the frame of energy efficiency, and the evolution of the construction sector technologies. In conclusion will be presented a concentrated guideline with different tools and procedures that can control and regulate the building construction sector for retrofitting of existing residential blocks. The guidelines will affect the decision of all the actors involved in this process, from the policy makers to the final users of residential buildings and construction sector.