DIGITAL ENERGY SIMULATION OF BUILDINGS PROTECTED BY MUNICIPAL HERITAGE POLICIES IN THE FRAMEWORK OF ENERGY RENOVATION PROJECTS
Keywords: Energy simulation, Heritage, School, Renovation
Abstract. The energy simulation is a key tool when designing renovation actions on buildings. In the framework of the InterregMed SHERPA project, bound to trigger and manage energy renovations in public buildings, the digital analysis of an educational building affected by the municipal heritage protection has been carried out. The building is the CIPFP Blasco Ibáñez, catalogued as a monument of local interest in Valencia (Spain) city planning, where the heritage value of its facades (main and interior), roof and internal spatial structure is identified.
The methodology used consists in performing an energy audit of the building in order to be able to customize a digital energy model. By means of an hourly dynamic energy simulation tool, the current status of the building and its systems can be determined, and energy renovation actions can be outlined. The use of digital analysis tools is of utmost interest in buildings declared as municipal heritage sites since enables the study to be performed in a non-intrusive manner. Several points of energy improvement are identified. There are some actions that can be performed without affecting parameters protected by the heritage status, and some others which need to be modified in order to be compliant with it. Furthermore, the digital analysis through energy simulation tools also allows to perform detailed calculations about the energy, environmental and economic savings associated with the measures. The assessment has proved the need to promote research and testing of new solutions and technologies to improve the energy efficiency of heritage buildings.