Case Bergö School

Renovate or Demolish? The old Bergö primary school had a long history of moisture damages. Since the costs for renovating the building was estimated to nearly the same as building a new one, it was decided that a new school should be built. Case Bergö School follows the process of demolishing the old building and constructing a new and quality assured building. The case highlights the investigation of moisture damages in the old school, the decision process to renovate or demolish the building and the method for moisture securing the new school.

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12 Steps to renovate systematically

A repetitive process of 12 steps developed by the Office of Building Supervision (OBS, rakennusvalovonta) of city of Oulu helps property owners systematically evaluate the condition of houses and approach renovation projects systematically. The model gives advice when to start each phase of renovation and what to do first and what only then. Preparations and timely ordedred actions make a difference for the success of a renovation case.

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The service that brings together the experts in sustainable renovation

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Experiences of EU Energy Efficiency Projects

The North-European Energy Cluster (N-EEC) is a joint action initiated by three separate European Union projects in the northern peripheral regions of Europe. The core idea in N-EEC is to gather the strengths and best practices from each ongoing project and create added value by arranging several joint events on energy efficiency and retrofitting of buildings. At the seminar in Reykjavik, experts from research, education, industry and government will focus on energy efficiency in buildings, district heating and heat pumps. In addition, a fourth European project, the H-CHP (funded by NPA) will present their actions.

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