140-0104-00L  Re-Valuing the Building Stock

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersG. Habert, A. Evrard
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for CAS in Regenerative Materials.

AbstractNew construction represent only one percent of construction per year in European countries. Re-valuing the existing building stock is therefore a priority. Using bio-based insulation for energy retrofit and the reuse of building component in case of building demolition represent promising carbon-neutral solutions for the construction sector.
Objective- Adopt a methodology for the retrofit of historic buildings as well as 50’s to 80’s building stock.
- Understand and manage the moisture risks when retrofitting buildings.
- Know the biobased insulation market.
- Practice deconstruction of existing building, from dismantling to reuse.
- Challenge the conventional building design to maximize its potential for later reuse.
LiteratureA list of literature will be offered on a specific online platform, that could be used by all students attending the lectures