Learning from the past for a sustainable future: environmental monitoring and 3D modelling to assess the thermal performance of heritage buildings

Antón, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-4267-2433, Al-Habaibeh, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-9867-6011 and Queiroz, T., 2023. Learning from the past for a sustainable future: environmental monitoring and 3D modelling to assess the thermal performance of heritage buildings. In: J.D. Nixon, A. Al-Habaibeh, V. Vukovic and A. Asthana, eds., Energy and sustainable futures: proceedings of the 3rd ICESF, 2022. Springer Proceedings in Energy . Cham: Springer, pp. 31-40. ISBN 9783031309595

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There are numerous lessons to be learned from historic buildings, such as the rich diversity of their traditional architecture, the use of natural and local materials, their durability and resilience, or because they allow for thermal comfort in severe climatic and weather conditions. Today, many of these heritage buildings are still standing and in use, but their shape may have changed significantly from when they were built. In this sense, to accurately analyse historic buildings, 3D models that approximate their geometry (as-is/as-built models) must be produced. Based on terrestrial laser scanning 3D point clouds, as-is 3D modelling can represent the geometrical alterations of the assets to enable diverse analyses and simulations. This work addresses Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem building, claimed to be the oldest inn in England, UK (1189 AD). Hence, this historic building presents numerous deformations such as warped and tilted walls, recess in walls, non-planar ceilings, and an irregular arrangement of bent ceiling beams. This Grade II listed building is located near Nottingham Castle, beneath Castle Rock, the natural promontory on which the castle is situated. A part of the inn is inside rock-hewn caves under Castle Rock, making it a unique landmark with special indoor thermal conditions. Due to the complex geometry of the building, laser scanning-based 3D modelling is found essential to communicate the building’s features to help understand its thermal behaviour. This paper aims to investigate how Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem building is capable of regulating indoor temperature and humidity in different locations, for which the as-is 3D modelling and environmental monitoring of this historic building are discussed. Based on the findings, the lessons learnt from studying old buildings could be utilised to enhance the sustainability of modern buildings.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: Paper presented at International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures 2022, Coventry, 7-8 September 2023.
Creators: Antón, D., Al-Habaibeh, A. and Queiroz, T.
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Cham
Date: 12 August 2023
ISBN: 9783031309595
Rights: © 2023 The Author(s). This chapter is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this chapter are included in the chapter's Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the chapter's Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 14 Aug 2023 10:07
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2023 10:25
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/49551

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