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ENSURING SAFE AND ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS - How to integrate seismic-safety with energy renovations in the EPBD

Milne. Caroline; Taranu, Victoria

The EPBD recast can strategically support the uptake of seismic renovations alongside energy efficiency in the EU. This means ensuring a robust policy framework that prioritises renovation of worst-performing buildings in terms of both energy performance and seismic safety. This framework should be combined together with reliable and accessible technical and financial solutions.
This paper suggests practical ways that the EPBD recast can strategically support the uptake of seismic renovations alongside energy efficiency in the EU, in order to ensure concrete implementation of seismic safety measures where it is needed most.
This paper is presented by the e-SAFE H2020 consortium. e-SAFE aims to develop a new deep renovation system for non- historical reinforced concrete (RC) framed buildings, which combines energy efficiency and anti- seismic retrofitting actions with a series of further advantages including affordability, improved architectural image and reduced implementation time, costs and occupants’ disruption.
e-SAFE will also address strategies to activate new value chains to boost the deep renovation market throughout Europe, including financial and social aspects.

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