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Approaching Near Zero Energy in Historic Buildings (Energy Pathfinder)

Research project The Energy Pathfinder project aims to improve the energy efficiency of historical buildings in Northern Periphery and Arctic regions. The project will work with owners, residents, and other stakeholders in identifying and addressing the challenges to improve energy efficiency of historical buildings.

The Energy Pathfinder project is a collaborative project that aims to support owners of historic buildings in Northern Periphery and Arctic region to consider moving towards near zero energy building standards. The project will carry out detailed studies in a few “demonstration” buildings in partner regions.

Head of project

Gireesh Nair
Associate professor

Project overview

Project period:

2019-06-01 2022-05-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Applied Physics and Electronics

Research area

Building technology, Energy engineering

Project description

The main outcome from the project will be an online tool kit that will support owners of historical buildings to carry out an energy retrofit that is socially, culturally and environmentally appropriate. Energy Pathfinder project involves six partners from Ireland, Sweden, Scotland, Finland and the Faroe Islands.