Low Energy Consumption Façade Pilot Project

  • Karlis Bumanis Forest and Wood Research and Development Institute
  • Karlis Pugovics Forest and wood research and development institute
Keywords: façade, energy efficiency, renovation, timber-based element system.


Retrofitting existing buildings with prefabricated insulation panels provides not only considerably fasterconstruction rates, greater insulation layer thicknesses, but also more finishing options and optimalwindow placement, when compared to traditional method for retrofitting façades. Considering thevariety of buildings in need of renovation, more knowledge of implementation of this type of renovationis of an great importance both for contractors and future manufacturers. A pilot project, retrofitting ofa facede, made in 1970’s with an area of approximatelt 135 m2 was done and equipped with a variety ofsensors in order to provide insight for the performance of the insulation panels.