General Task Publications

Task 59 Highlights 2018
Task 59 Highlights 2018
April 2019 - PDF 0.22MB
Publisher: Task 59

Historic buildings represent a large share of the existing building stock. They are the trademark of numerous cities, and they will only survive if maintained as a living space. In order to preserve this heritage, we need to find conservation compatible energy retrofit approaches and solutions, which allow maintaining the historic and aesthetic values while increasing comfort, lowering energy bills and minimizing environmental impact. 

In the last 10 years a shift in paradigm could be observed: While in times of the first EPBD, a strong opposition from conservators and architects could be observed – “don’t touch these buildings” – there is growing a new openness, a much more constructive approach – “let’s find the right solutions together”. Now is an important moment to identify and promote good approaches and solutions.

Task 59 Renovating Historic Buildings
Task 59 Renovating Historic Buildings
Task Flyer
January 2019 - PDF 0.85MB
Publisher: Task 59
Historic buildings constitute a considerable part of our building stock and are the trademark of numerous cities.  Historic buildings will, however, only survive if kept in use. To save this heritage for future generations, we need to find conservation compatible, renovation approaches and measures that preserve the heritage values of these buildings while improving user comfort, lowering energy bills and minimizing environmental impacts.