Conservation

„Conservation is the process of maintaining and managing change
to a heritage asset in a way that sustains and enhances its significance“

HistoricalEngland.co.uk

There are currently

376K

listed buildings in England

9K

in Denmark

300K

Danish buildings considered worthy of conservation


As these buildings are restored, the heating solution often compromises the historic conservation.

Conservation

Conserving heritage buildings =
economic benefits

The conservation of heritage buildings affects employment positively by being more labour intensive than new construction. A study by the Government of Ontario indicated that restoration was 66% more labour intensive than construction. (Source: Government of Manitoba, Canada)

A large part of our cultural heritage is preserved in museums, galleries and historic buildings. Castles, churches and mansions are safe-keeping or exhibiting places for historic artefacts, but unlike modern buildings they are not provided with a high degree of insulation and complicated indoor climate control equipment. The challenge is to find heating solutions that provide a comfortable temperature for visitors and inhabitants while conserving buildings and artefacts without being obtrusive to the historical architecture.

Though conservation is a big task it has significant benefits over new construction:

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It creates less waste
than new construction

Energy

It consumes less energy
than new construction

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It increases tourism to have
authentic heritage buildings

Comfort versus
conservation

Most historic buildings were never designed to meet today’s demands in terms of thermal comfort. Responding to these demands may seriously damage such buildings, if heating solutions are chosen that do not also carefully consider conservation requirements and the original structure of the building.

A heating system for a historic building should be based on:

 

Avoiding cold draughts


 

Avoiding condensation


 

Keeping energy consumption down


 

Integration into the architectural context


Read a selection of our

Heritage cases

Carlsberg Museum
Beerling Hall

Learn more about our solutions

Contact our experts:

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Leon Walker
T. +45 26 86 22 97

E. lw@hudevad.com

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Jennyfer Georgsen
T. +45 26 86 22 72

E. jge@hudevad.com

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