Super-energy wrap-up model for renovation of standard wooden houses in Greenland?

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012

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This paper is based on the developed theoretical practice of super-insulation solution for renovation of exiting standard wooden houses in Greenland built from 1950s until 2006, more than half the building stock in Arctic Greenland. From various perspectives, the wrap-up system is evaluated as a robust building renovation method with focus on applying the membrane for air tightness with a minimum of risk of leakage, high level of insulation with very few thermal bridges, focus on fire protection by using insulation material of mineral wool and high attention on solving details in the building envelope. This interesting wrap-up and package solution can easily be applied to many standard wooden houses in Greenland, but also to wooden houses across the Arctic regions. Linking all these aspects lead to interesting findings about high energy savings, reduction of oil usage and decrease of greenhouse gas emissions in retrofitting of Arctic buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Cold Climate HVAC Conference
Number of pages8
Publication date2012
StatePublished - 2012
Event7th International Cold Climate HVAC Conference - Calgary, Canada


Conference7th International Cold Climate HVAC Conference
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