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Published: 2022-06-21

Reducing energy use in historic buildings

NEWS The project Energy Pathfinder (https://www.energypathfinder.eu) aims to improve the energy efficiency in historic buildings with the ambition to approach the energy performance of those buildings to Near Zero Energy Standards.

Part of the project is to document solutions and experiences, to reduce energy use in historical buildings in northern Europe, In Umeå, simulations to study the energy use and thermal comfort aspects of Tegskyrkan, a protected building in Umeå, have been conducted

In June 2022, for two and a half day, project partners of Energy Pathfinder visited Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss in detail about the various project activities and to share experiences. The participants visited Tegskyrkan and also Stadskyrkan, Länsresidenset and Gamla Fängelset.

The project (2019–2022) is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme. The meeting in Umeå was the 4th physical partner meeting involving all six project partners from five regions in northern Europe;

  • Ireland (Cork Centre for Architectural Education and NCE Insulation),
  • Faroe Islands (Landsverk),
  • Scotland (Historic Environment Scotland),
  • Sweden (Umeå University) and
  • Finland (Oulu University of Applied Science).