KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATION IN ENERGY RETROFIT

 

 

ENERGY RETROFIT IN

PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

 

Energy retrofit of existing buildings is complex. This complexity mainly emanates from the need to integrate disciplinary knowledge and expertise, both technological and managerial, in an interdisciplinary context to find buildable solutions that improve actual energy performance. However, training and education in professional silos, and the resultant fragmentation of the industry, is a significant barrier to integration. This lack of integration during the design, construction and operation stages of a building’s life cycle is one of the reasons behind the ‘performance gap’. This proposal aims to close this gap by presenting the framework for a two-year Marie Curie Individual Fellowship. 

Congnitive Mapping League

by Maurizio Sibilla & Flavio Camerata