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Top Marks for 3Encult
The mid-term assessment of the 3Encult project on energy efficiency and heritage buildings revealed that the project is on track with all of its objectives and technical goals. The 3Encult project received two thumbs up from members of an evaluation committee at its mid-term assessment report this past September: “Many aspects of this project, in its work programme, collaboration, management and dissemination, are exemplary,” write evaluators Sara Van Rompaey and Owen Lewis. “Whi...
3ENCULT presents a new methodology of Environmental Impact Assessment
A new methodology based on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) , developed by 3ENCULT, will soon be applied to the eight case studies selected by the project, representing a diverse, and comprehensive, mix of European built heritage (urban and rural, cold and warm climates, humid lowlands and dry mountain areas). The aim of the methodology is to provide guidelines for identifying an...
3ENCULT brings forward innovation on photovoltaic glass
Integrating renewables in listed buildings is often a challenge. The 3ENCULT consortium looks for innovative, non-invasive solutions that can be applied ad hoc to selected cultural heritage buildings. A new semitransparent photovoltaic glass with the thermal isolating properties required for windows has been developed by the 3ENCULT partner Grupo Unisolar / Soliker (G1S). Through the...
Heritage and Industry
Industrial heritage is defined by “The Nizhny Tagil Charter for the Industrial Heritage, 2003” as a symbol of a culture that is of great historical, technological, social, architectural or scientific value. The Spanish association Llámpara met the 3ENCULT consortium in Salamanca to discuss heritage and industry. Protecting Industrial heritage means not only preserving artistically valuable buildings, but also pursuing the local social and economic development of the industrial area...
Palazzina della Viola becomes an international hub for the University of Bologna
A fresh start for the XV century building of Palazzina della Viola in Bologna, Italy. The Palazzina, one of 3ENCULT’s case studies, has been refurbished after 16 months of work. The building is now the headquarters of the University’s Department of International Exchange – a working area for exchange and multiculturalism of about 1,300 m2. The area hosts 40 employees who interact wi...
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