INNOVA4EU monitors European Funded RIBuild Project

European Commission invites INNOVA4EU to participate in the evaluation of integration of renewable energy systems in cities.

Today, historic buildings make up 30 % of the European building stock. Historic buildings account for more than a third of the total energy consumption of buildings in the EU. Therefore it is vital to reduce their energy consumption.

The potential for energy savings in historic buildings is 15-20 %. However, installing internal insulation can be a difficult task subject to a certain risk of failure and high costs. Building owners and practitioners in the construction industry need knowledge and guidelines on how  to handle internal thermal insulation in historic buildings in an effective and secure way. RIBuild has set out to fill this gap.

RIBuild (Robust Internal Thermal Insulation of Historic Buildings) makes historic buildings more energy efficient. RIBuild is a EU research project that develops guidelines on how to install internal thermal insulation in historic buildings while maintaining their architectural and cultural heritage.

The purpose is to reduce energy consumption in historic buildings in order to meet the EU 2020 climate and energy targets.

Till the end of 2019, RIBuild will investigate in depth how and under what conditions internal thermal insulation can be employed. Research activities include on-site case studies as well as simulations and laboratory measurements of materials. The  RIBuild project will result in comprehensive guidelines on how to install internal thermal insulation in historic buildings.