Iniciative EFFICACY study of thermal insulation solutions

Iniciative EFFICACY study of thermal insulation solutions

Did you know that facades and roofs have a significant impact on thermal exchanges with the exterior, directly affecting the energy consumption of the building and associated costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and the well-being of occupants?

The EFFICACY initiative (Energy eFFiciency buIlding and CirculAR eConomY for thermal insulation solutions) began this month in collaboration between the IST (Instituto Superior Técnico - IST, University of Lisbon - UL) and NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, in Trondheim), funded by the EEA Grants Bilateral Relations Fund.

EFFICACY addresses the development of guidelines for the use of thermal insulation solutions in the rehabilitation of existing buildings and/or new construction. These recommendations will be consolidated into a manual that reflects different perspectives from key stakeholders, highlighting present and future climatic conditions.

The principal investigators of the project are Professor Inês Flores-Colen from IST/UL, a member of the CERIS research unit (Research and Innovation in Civil Engineering for Sustainability, IST, UL), and Professor Chiara Bertolin from NTNU.

In the first activity, researcher Dr. Maria Paula Mendes from CERIS presented "Climate change and extreme events in Heritage" online on September 3, at the Workshop "Symbol - Sustainable Management of Heritage Construction from a Long-Term Perspective" ( organized by Professor Chiara Bertolin.

The upcoming activities will take place during the month of October, including the project's kickoff working meeting at IST, with the presence of Professor Chiara Bertolin, and the participation of project members in the international conference CEES2021 in Coimbra.