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ALER Building in Cinisello Balsamo (MI): An Example of Energy Efficient Refurbishment with EASEE Method

  • R. Brumana
  • M. di Prisco
  • M. Colombo
  • F. Marchi
  • S. Terletti
  • F. Coeli
  • C. Failla
  • F. Sonzogni
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 10)

Abstract

This paper reports the design and the realization of the energetic renovation of a residential building owned by ALER and located in Cinisello Balsamo (MI), by mean of the installation on the existing facades of an innovative insulating prefabricated sandwich panel, for a total of about 520 m2 covered. The energetic renovation process has been organized in the following steps:
  • survey campaign of the existing building’s envelope by means of laser scanning technologies and thermographic survey for the identification of non-homogeneous parts of the building structure, to support the technological design as well as the installation of the prefabricated panels;

  • use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) aimed at supporting the design of both the prefabricated panels and the anchoring systems, towards the automation in the installation of the elements as well as the energy performance evaluation over time;

  • architectural and executive design of the energetic renovation and manufacturing of 186 insulating prefabricated panels, for a total of 28 different typologies, having different sizes, colors and finishing (with and without specific textures);

  • panels’ installation to the existing building facades by means of steel profiles and realization of the finishing works.

Before and after the installation of the prefabricated insulating panels, a dedicated monitoring campaign was performed for the evaluation of the thermal performance of the building, whose main results are also provided in this paper.

This energetic renovation project has been performed in the framework of the European research project EASEE (“Envelope Approach to improve Sustainability and Energy efficiency in Existing buildings”), funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development. This project, along its four years of duration, was aimed at developing innovative solutions for the energy upgrading of multi-storey residential buildings built before 1975, in a historical period in which the focus on energy efficiency was not so pressing, thus being highly energy-consuming buildings.

Keywords

Energy performance Lightweight modular prefabricated multi-layer insulating panel BIM approach 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This research was carried out in the framework of the EASEE “Envelope Approach to improve Sustainability and Energy efficiency in Existing buildings” project, which has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement No. 285540 (Call FP7-2011-NMP ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Brumana
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. di Prisco
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Colombo
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Marchi
    • 3
  • S. Terletti
    • 4
  • F. Coeli
    • 5
  • C. Failla
    • 5
  • F. Sonzogni
    • 5
  1. 1.Dipartimento ABCPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento DICAPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.D’Appolonia S.p.AGenoaItaly
  4. 4.Halfen S.r.lBergamoItaly
  5. 5.Magnetti Building S.p.ABergamoItaly

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