25 Jan 2021 — During the webinar the legal framework and experiences on the retrofitting of historical cities where shared from two European Smart Cities projects
During the webinar “How to make historical cities more sustainable” both the legal and technical aspects of the retrofitting of historical buildings were addressed. Cases from the POCITYF and Sharing Cities projects were presented. The webinar took place on the 20th of January 2021.
- Introduction – Claire Harvey, EDP Renewables – 5 min Watch
- “How laws and regulations make the sustainability of cultural historical heritage challenging” – Ceciel Nieuwenhout, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen – 15 min Watch
- “Overcoming technical challenges in the implementation of POCITYF Solutions in Évora” – Nuno Bilo, Câmara Municipal de Évora – 15 min Watch
- “Deep retrofitting of cultural heritage buildings – the Sharing Cities approach” – Eduardo Silva, Lisboa E-nova – 20 min Watch
- Open discussion and comments
How laws and regulations make the sustainability of cultural historical heritage challenging
During the first presentation, Ceciel Nieuwenhout from University of Groningen gave a snapshot of the relevant laws and regulations on an international level, in the Netherlands and in Portugal. She then went through the challenges and opportunities of these laws and regulations. Highlighting what should/could be done differently. And finally gave some examples from practice: how to adapt projects to local regulations. The full work on building and grid retrofit regulatory framework is available here.
Overcoming technical challenges in the implementation of POCITYF Solutions in Évora
The second presentation was held by Nuno Bilo from POCITYF’s Lighthouse city Évora, world heritage site. Mr. Bilo gave an overview on the smart solutions that are being implemented in the Portuguese city and presented some of the strategies adopted to overcome the patrimonial constraints. In fact, in the Historic Center of Évora all buildings are protected and are subject to very strict rules from Cultural Heritage Administration (DRC) to guarantee the preservation of patrimony value.
Deep retrofitting of cultural heritage buildings -the Sharing Cities approach
During the last presentation Edoardo Silva, Lisboa e-Nova, presented the successfull retrofitting of the Lisbon City Town Hall.