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Energy Efficient Retrofitting Concerto/act2
As part of the act2 project, a total of 50 buildings in Hannover (with 382 dwelling units and around 24,000 m² of living space, for the most part owned by two housing-development companies) underwent energy efficiency refurbishment. In all cases, full refurbishment was (or will be) carried out while the dwellings were occupied. With an insulation thickness of 14-16 cm for the outer walls and 20 cm for the top-floor ceilings, the statutory requirements for new buildings were either met or exceeded. To complement these insulation measures, conversion to environmentally friendly heating systems (pellet heating and district heating from biomass) took place. The consumption data analysed to date – covering either two or three heating seasons – indicate heat energy savings that, at 50-70 per cent, are far higher than those for buildings refurbished in the usual way. It proved possible to reduce consumption from more than 140 kWh/m²a down to 45-70 kWh/m²a.
Icon/category:
  • Methodology
  • Process
  • Implement Action
  • Benchmark
  • Energy
Type of resource:
  • Benchmark / model
Medium:
  • Electronic resource
Purpose:
  • Capacity development
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring
  • Planning
  • Policy (local)
Author: Hannover
Published in: 2010
Relevant for:
  • Germany
  • Europe
Sector:
  • Municipal
  • Residential
Topic:
  • Buildings
Language:
  • German
Free to use: Yes
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