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Hol church in focus: The successfully retrofitted listed building from 1920 video shot for television broadcasting!


Date 2008-06-16 14:14 

The first one year monitoring result for Hol Church is now available. The result has been anticipated with great interest since a listed building is involved. The challenge has been: What can you do when antiquarian authorities refuses to grant permission to do anything at all?
Energy savings of 45 percent documented, as opposed to the expected 28 percent !

The BRITA in PuBs project has now received the first one year monitoring result for Hol Church.
The result has been anticipated with great interest since a listed building is involved. The challenge have been : What can you do when antiquarian authorities refuses to grant permission to do anything at all?

At Hol church, insulation of floors and ceiling, windbreaks and gaskets in windows and doors and
a free standing PV run solar thermal air based system at a distance did the trick. The investment costs are also far lower than anticipated mainly due to a more reasonably sized solar PV (electric) system.

Pre-project total energy need per year and per m2 floor area (a church space is high –
15-20 metres) was 257 kWh. The energy saving is 116 kWh. After retrofit, the energy need is 141 kWh/m2/year.

Payback time and Life Cycle costs will now be calculated.

In addition : Due to better routines and installed heat control equipment, travels for caretaker
is reduced by approximately 255 litres of petrol and half a ton of CO2 (500 kg) every year.

Further information from project manager architect Harald N. RÝstvik (www.sunlab.no)

Video shooting at Hol church.
Sandy Palenzuela and his crew from Gedeon Programmes in Paris interviewed BRITA project
partner architect Harald N RÝstvik,during the 2nd Ecobuilding Symposium on April 8 in the
Town Hall of Stuttgart (picture). After the event the video team travelled to Norway to record
on tape the features of Hol Church on April 18. The final video will show the results of the four Eco Building projects out of which Borgen and Hol were chosen to represent the BRITA project.

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BRITA in PuBs broadcasted on several TV stations

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Keynote lecture on BRITA in PuBs results at the first ECO-Build Cluster workshop

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Hol church in focus: The successfully retrofitted listed building from 1920 video shot for television broadcasting!

The first one year monitoring result for Hol Church is now available. The result has been anticipated with great interest since a listed building is involved. The challenge has been: What can you do when antiquarian authorities refuses to grant permission to do anything at all?

The BRITA project results presented as Architectural Courses

Courses to train students of architecture in the fields covered by BRITA and the other Eco buildings projects SARA, Eco-culture and Demohouse are designed by the following BRITA partners: Hans Erhorn, Simone Ferrari, Karin Buvik, Euphrosyne Triantis and the Work Package leader Harald N. RÝstvik.

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