VerGe: Städtische Verdichtung und Energie Verhalten der Bestehenden Gebäude

Polo Lopez, Cristina Silvia and Frontini, Francesco (2015) VerGe: Städtische Verdichtung und Energie Verhalten der Bestehenden Gebäude. Project Report Stiftung zur Förderung der Denkmalpflege (Foundation for the Promotion of the Conservation of Historical Monuments) ,

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VerGe project “Städtische Verdichtung und Energie Verhalten der Bestehenden Gebäude”, investigate how urban modifications, in particular urban densification policies, can influence the energy demand, the solar availability of pre-existing buildings. The research presents the case study of Paradiso municipality, part of Lugano's settlement, Switzerland (CH). It is a district that is undergoing a very fast urban densification process, by changing the open urban sprawl towards infill with closed and compact urban fabrics, as defined in the new master plan regulation. This case study has been used to understand and quantify the energy impacts of the future urban development on the existing protected building in the area. For this reason different key factors, such as the reduction of solar irradiation and potential for solar passive strategies, daylighting and sky view factor reduction, the energy demand and human comfort modifications, have been analyzed also considering the solar potential and the visual effects of the possible integration of renewable energy sources in the area. A constant discussion with stakeholders, municipalities and international experts has been settled since the beginning of the project in order to monitor the achievements and results on each stage of the research process.

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