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Syracuse University

2018

Adaptive reuse

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A Sustainable Approach To The Adaptive Reuse Of Historic Brick Buildings:Analysis Of Energy Efficiency Strategies For Historic Facade Retrofits, Donghwan Kim, Juliana Felkner Sep 2018

A Sustainable Approach To The Adaptive Reuse Of Historic Brick Buildings:Analysis Of Energy Efficiency Strategies For Historic Facade Retrofits, Donghwan Kim, Juliana Felkner

International Building Physics Conference

There are many historic brick buildings in downtown areas of the U.S. that are awaiting appropriate strategies for their adaptive reuse and preservation. The adaptive reuse method enables the adaptation of existing, obsolete historic buildings into new, mixed-use developments that will play an essential role in enhancing urban environments. However, many of these buildings have poor energy performance. This paper explores sustainable methods to balance between historic preservation and reduction of peak energy loads, through analyzing design strategies and conducting energy simulations for a building in downtown, Austin, TX. Energy retrofits related to windows, high performance of the facades ...