Technical improvement of housing envelopes in Cyprus

P. Lapithis, Ch Efstathiades, G. Hadjimichael

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Abstract

The main problems in the building envelopes in Cyprus and the actual standards for existing buildings are being identified. The legislative, natural (climatic boundary conditions) and other influencing factors that lead to the standard solution are being described. Also descriptions of the most commonly used refurbishment actions standard envelopes are being discussed with recommendations on how to solve these problems. The impact of the most commonly used refurbishment actions are being described loooking at the technical, functional, social, economical and environmental on the existing buildings. Finally application methods are being described through two different case studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOST C16 Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building Envelopes. Facades and Roofs
Pages9-19
Number of pages11
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameResearch in Architectural Engineering Series
Volume5
ISSN (Print)1873-6033
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8225

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    Lapithis, P., Efstathiades, C., & Hadjimichael, G. (2007). Technical improvement of housing envelopes in Cyprus. In COST C16 Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building Envelopes. Facades and Roofs (Vol. 5, pp. 9-19). (Research in Architectural Engineering Series; Vol. 5).