Dear Colleagues,

due to the spread of Covid 19 and the resulting worldwide restrictions we have decided to postpone the 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings EEHB2020 in Benediktbeuern until next year. As the overall worldwide conditions will remain uncertain this year, we would like to make it possible for the conference to take place at a later date. Then again hopefully as a social event and an open forum for professional exchange. 

The 2-day-workshop „Recording historic buildings using digital workflows” will now take place on 4 & 5th October 2021 and the Conference on 6 & 7th October 2021. The registration for workshops and conference will remain open.

If you want to stay updated, please enlist to our Newsletter by sending an email under info@eehb2020.org.

With best regards
The organisers

After three successful conferences organised by Casas Históricas y Singulares and Ars Civilis in Madrid (2014), the Belgian Building Research Institute in Brussels (2016) and the Swedish Energy Agency, Uppsala University and the Swedish National Heritage Board in Visby (2018) we are proud to announce the 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings which will be held October 6th to 7th, 2021 in Benediktbeuern, Germany.

Achieving the ambitious governmental and societal goals in CO2 reduction needed to mitigate global climate change requires the contribution of all sectors including buildings and the construction industry. Historic and traditional buildings compose a considerable part of the worldwide building stock. Solutions are needed that respect the historic fabric of these buildings and yet contribute to energy efficiency improvements and CO2 reduction.

The 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings EEHB2021 aims to present new research and best practices on a wide range of topics relating to energy efficiency in historic buildings. This year, the focus will be on the role digital technologies can play in improving the energy performance of historic buildings, whilst respecting the principles of conservation. In this context, the aim is to take a closer look at the interfaces between digital building models and the energetic building simulation and the question of the necessary accuracy of both 3D digitisation and energetic or hygrothermal building simulation tools. Both technologies – 3D scans and building simulation – have been available for a long time, but so far there are no automated processes for converting 3D scans into the energetic building simulation. In addition, more research is also needed on the degree of accuracy of the building survey using digital methods in order to represent a historical building accurately.