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Social Rent Housing Refurbishment Demonstrator of LIFE Project “New4Old” (LIFE10 ENV/ES/439)

  • Emilia Román
  • Gloria Gómez
  • Margarita de Luxán
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Abstract

This ecoefficient renovation of two buildings of social housing for rent is located in the historic center of Zaragoza and has been carried out among 2013 and 2015. It emerges from the conclusions and strategies developed for the NewSolutions4OldHousing project (LIFE10 ENV/ES/439), funded by the European Commission. The general objective of LIFE project is to define the most appropriate methodology for the rehabilitation of social housing with criteria of energy and environmental sustainability and application of innovative technologies to combat climate change . The application of passive strategies in the refurbishment of these Demonstrator Buildings has helped to achieve thermal and lighting comfort with less energy-consumption, with savings above 70% in demand and about 25% in real consumption. These data are particularly relevant when the residents are renters with very limited incomes, vulnerable to problems such as energy poverty . Therefore, the proposed action serves to improve the passive behaviour of the building and to achieve greater thermal and lighting comfort and liability without increasing the financial costs related to energy consumption.

Keywords

Refurbishment Eco-efficient Climate change Fuel poverty Housing 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank Roberto Diaz (AITEMIN) the project coordination and the Municipal Zaragoza Housing Society the collaboration in the project, especially to Juan Rubio, Fernando Albiac, Paloma Bozman and Margarita Garcia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emilia Román
    • 1
  • Gloria Gómez
    • 1
  • Margarita de Luxán
    • 2
  1. 1.Architect cc60 Estudio de Arquitectura, Research Group Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning (GIAU+S)Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.PhD Architect Emerita Professor at the Upper Technical School of ArchitectureUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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