IEA SHC Solar Academy: Renovating Historic Buildings towards Zero Energy - Task 59

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 12:00 - 13:30 (GMT/UTC)

Webinar 2020-01-28
IEA SHC Solar Academy: Renovating Historic Buildings Towards Zero Energy - Task 59

The International Solar Energy Society is pleased to host the first webinar of the IEA SHC Solar Academy for 2020 on the IEA SHC Task 59: Renovating Historic Buildings Towards Zero Energy.

Task 59 addresses the renovation of historic buildings, increasing their comfort while significantly bringing down the buildings' energy demand and CO2 emissions as well as keeping their characteristic values. Given the unique character of each of the buildings, a “standard solution” to fit every case cannot be identified. Yet, Task 59 combines considerable experience on specific cases available, which need to be evaluated, exploited and promoted.

In this webinar, you will be guided through real-world renovation experiences - by building owners and design teams, who express their needs, concerns and experiences and the Task 59 experts who introduce the diverse tools which can help you in the decision and design process of an exemplary historic building energy retrofit project.

Q/A Session: The 90-minute webinar will include a 30 minutes Q/A session for the audience.

The webinar is organized by the Solar Academy of the IEA SHC Programme and hosted by ISES, the International Solar Energy Society.

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Alexandra TroiAlexandra Troi

Alexandra Troi is co-founder and vice head of Eurac’s Institute for Renewable Energy and leader of the research group on Energy Retrofit of Historic Buildings. She is also the Operating Agent of SHC Task 59: Renovating Historic Buildings Towards Zero Energy. Alexandra's main fields of research are historic buildings & cultural heritage, energetic refurbishment of buildings and cross-discipline communication.

Walter Hüttler


Walter Hüttler

Walter Hüttler, as Subtask A leader of Task 59, will introduce you to the Historic Building Energy Retrofit Atlas, a compilation of inspiring best-practices. Walter is an engineer with a multidisciplinary background in social sciences and economy. He is managing partner at “e7 energy innovation & engineering” in Vienna, Austria. Before he worked for the Austrian Energy Agency and as a research fellow and lecturer at Vienna University (IFF). Since 2015 he's been a lecturer at the FH Campus Vienna, University of Applied Sciences (study program Architecture – Green Building). Walter Hüttler has long and varied experience in managing projects in the field of energy efficiency in the building sector on the national and EU-level and is the author of numerous energy and environmental studies.

Tor Broström

Tor Broström

Tor Broström, Subtask B leader of Task 59, will show how the decision process following EN 16883 on sustainably improving the energy performance of historic buildings can help to identify the most appropriate renovation solutions and to evaluate them holistically. Tor is a Professor for Building Conservation at Uppsala University, Sweden. With a background in engineering, he spent most of his professional career working with historic buildings. Tor is the coordinator of the Swedish research program on energy efficiency in historic buildings and was chairman in the working group that produced the European standard in the same field.

Pavel Sevela

Pavel Sevela

Pavel Sevela as Subtask C leader of Task 59 will present you a tool which can help you to at the same time to open up your mind, consider solutions you have not yet heard about, and at the same time narrow down the selection to the ones most appropriate for your building.





Daniel Herrera

Daniel Herrera

Daniel Herrera is part of SHC Task 59's Operating Agent team. He will discuss the different steps implemented in the renovation of a rural historic building, Rainhof in South Tyrol, Italy, in Italy's Gsiesertal valley.



Bärbel Epp


Bärbel Epp - Moderator

Bärbel Epp is the founder and managing director of the German consulting firm solrico – solar market research & international communication. She is responsible for the international newsletter on the web portal

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