A multidisciplinary approach to address climate-resilience, conservation and comfort in traditional architecture: The PROT3CT example

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Jahed N., Ersoy S., Grıffıths N., Gürsel Dino İ., Marıncıonı V., Özçakır Ö., ...More

1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021 (ICMB21), 28 - 29 June 2021, pp.1-2

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-2
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Traditional dwellings despite their environmental credentials, due to age, previous damage, and residents unable to afford even the limited maintenance allowed by restrictive legal framework, may offer poor thermal performance, which is expected to be further exacerbated by changing climate. More than 70% of Turkey’s built heritage stock is composed of traditional dwellings, which makes this stock able to create a major impact nationally on the building-related energy use, carbon emissions and population wellbeing. This research aims to develop an evidence-based multidisciplinary methodology for cost-effective retrofit of the traditional dwellings in Turkey, to improve energy performance, satisfy user expectations of comfort, and protect heritage value.