Balancing Performance, Cost, and Maintenance: Designing Building Envelopes for Affordable Housing

Chair: Gianpiero Evola, University of Catania, Italy

Optimization through life cycle costs analysis - Social housing retrofitting in Italy
  • Energy analysis
  • Retrofit of historic and recent social housing buildings
  • Life cycle costing

Angela Poletti, Dep. of Architecture and Urban Study, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Retrofitting for social housing: A sustainable solution towards zero energy buildings
  • Energy retrofit of multi-storey apartment blocks
  • Versatile modular façade system including PV panels
  • Primary energy balance in different climatic conditions

Gianpiero Evola, Dep. of Industrial Engineering, University of Catania, Italy

A cost approach to evaluate sustainable building design for a social housing complex
  • Controversies around sustainability certification in buildings
  • Sustainability certification of a retrofitted social housing case study
  • Trade-off and synergies between construction costs and sustainability certification

Antonio Talarico, Interuniversity Dep. of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Industrialised renovation strategies and prefabrication – Cost optimisation and added values in focus
  • Implementation of industrialised methods for façade renovation
  • Tested strategies – cost optimisation and sustainability
  • Identifying the added value of holistic strategies

Sonja Geier, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, Switzerland

17:45 End of Conference