Med-EcoSuRe develops a methodology for participatory energy planning in university buildings
May 25 2021
The Department of Architecture and Industrial Design of the University of Campania and the Energy Research Center of An Najah National University, introduced a design methodology on planned interventions of participatory energy retrofit in Mediterranean university buildings, in a research work published in Sustainable Mediterranean Construction journal.
The methodology, set on the energy and technology analysis, identifies weaknesses and strengths particularly through information sharing and the creation of a transnational shared knowledge network
The main methodological innovation in this work is the Human-Centred Retrofit strategy. It improves the services and performances of the university building system, based on the cyclical approach of the Human-centred design.
The research team studied and proposed 5 specific Living Labs applicable to educational university buildings which will be able to face the possibility to meet the users’ changing needs and changing perception of comfort, thanks to changing technologies and new intervention solutions.