School of Science and Technology, MSc in Energy Systems
Are the historic buildings energy efficient? The logical assumption and answer
is that they are not, due to their age and the
old construction. But could these buildings be energy profitable?This is a challenge and lately a growing attention has been paid to the improvement of the energy performance. Although energy proposals are desirable, they are not possible without adjustments.
The need to develop energy efficiency and sustainability in a cultural heritage building is presented
in this dissertation. The aim is to display the particularity of these constructions and find ways which would enhance their energy performance but simultaneously do not change their appearance. A pilot case study of a historic building in the area of Ladadika, Thessaloniki, Greece is presented and analyzed in order to find remarkable results and
opportunity for further developments. I would like to
acknowledge my supervisor
Prof. Dimitrios Anastaselos for his whole-hearted and effective support. He was there whenever I had to deal with a difficulty or a problem through my research. In addition, I would like to thank my friend Aris Kondilidis for his help in the case study. He gave me
necessary information for the building
and helped me with the floor plan. And finally, needless to say, I am deeply indebted to my parents, for their persistent support, as always.