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Accelerating deep building energy retrofits within the Circular Economy transition. This technical report is an annex to the Facade Leasing Demonstrator Project 2018 performance report (4.2.6.FLD.D1). For general information on the Facade Leasing research project, its process, and objectives please refer to the aforementioned document.
This technical delivery report focuses on the design, engineering, construction, and monitoring process towards the energy retrofit of the East facade of the building of the Civil Engineering and Geo-sciences faculty at TU Delft (CiTG in Dutch). After building an initial prototype in November 2018, on one of the building’s typical office spaces, plans are to continue with the full retrofit of the
East facade of the building throughout 2019.
The CiTG case is representative of a massive volume of buildings across Europe - over 50% according to some estimates - which have been built during the post-second world war period, and which are currently reaching the end of their original service life. Such buildings need urgent technical intervention in order to improve their energy, safety, and indoor comfort performance. Such interventions, however, must be realized in line with Circular Economy principles, as they demand the strategic investment of immense amount of resources: material, financial, and human. Resources which we cannot afford to keep using under a linear mentality of take - make - dispose.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Commissioning bodyEIT Climate-KIC
Number of pages19
Publication statusSubmitted - Jan 2019

    Research areas

  • Circular Economy, product service system, facade leasing, integrated facades, Circular Built Environment

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