State of the art practices and innovation for radical energy renovation of existing Nordic, multi-family housing from the post WWII era.

  • Høyer, Professor Karl Georg (Project Manager, academic)
  • Vestergaard, Inge (Project Manager, academic)
  • Kalema, Professor Timo (Project Manager, academic)
  • Lang, Günther (Project Participant)
  • Zipelius, Jens (Project Participant)

Project Details


The main objective of this project is the promotion of innovative, technically advanced, and aesthetically qualified renovations/modernizations and retrofits for the extreme energy efficiency of existing Nordic, large, urban buildings. To gain the necessary knowledge-basis, systematic scientific studies will be carried out of several real-life case buildings in all four participating Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Besides the research community, the research consortium sees as the main user group and beneficiary for this work the general construction industry in Norden, including developers of housing projects, consulting architects and engineers, landowners, real property companies, construction companies, and places of higher education concerned with construction and design. The energy use and comfort level of the existing stock of large, urban buildings in the Nordic countries presents an interesting and important challenge both to scientific studies of buildings and implementation policies for the construction industry.
Effective start/end date01/03/201031/01/2013


  • Intern finansiering


  • cultural heritage
  • sustainability
  • energy efficiency


  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Lecture and oral contribution

6th RENORD research seminar

Inge Vestergaard (Speaker)
13 Nov 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Bæredygtig energirenovering

Inge Vestergaard (Speaker)
5 Nov 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Architectural freedom and industriallized architecture: - retrofit design to passive house level

Inge Vestergaard (Lecturer)
24 Oct 2012

Activity: Talk or presentation Lecture and oral contribution