Deep energy retrofit of vernacular housing

An existing ruin of a vernacular house located in a rural area of Portugal is being renovated, aiming for architectural identity preservation and low environmental impact, to offer suitable comfort conditions for tourism exploitation.  Calculated global energy consumption reduction is 94% of the calculated current energy use of the building.

Manuela Almeida & Ines Cabral et al.
Proceedings of CIAV 2013
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