Sustainable refurbishment of exterior walls and building facades: Final report, Part B - General refurbishment concepts

Sirje Vares, Sakari Pulakka, Tomi Toratti, Ludovic Fulop, Petr Hradil, Erkki Vesikari, Ari Laitinen, Antti Ruuska, Tarja Häkkinen, Anne Tolman, Sverre Holøs, Anna Svensson, Thale Sofie Wester Plesser, Colin King, Amaia Uriarte, Roberto Garay, Francisco Rodriguez, Christopher Tweed, Kruti Gandhi

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This report is the second part of the final report of Sustainable refurbishment of building facades and exterior walls (SUSREF). SUSREF project was a collaborative (small/medium size) research project within the 7th Framework Programme of the Commission and it was financed under the theme Environment (including climate change) (Grant agreement no. 226858). The project started in October 1st 2009 and ended in April 30th 2012. The project included 11 partners from five countries. The coordinator of the project was Tarja Häkkinen, VTT. SUSREF developed sustainable concepts and technologies for the refurbishment of building facades and external walls. This report together with SUSREF Final report Part B and SUSREF Final Report Part C introduce the main results of the project. Part A focuses on methodological issues. The descriptions of the concepts and the assessment results of the developed concepts are presented in SUSREF Final report part B (generic concepts) and SUSREF Final report Part C (SME concepts).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages281
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7849-8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Technology


  • sustainable refurbishment
  • exterior wall
  • façade
  • sutainability assessment

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