We are partner of the Alpin Space Interreg Project: ATLAS.
Advanced Tools for Low-carbon, high-value development of historic architecture in the Alpine Space
To preserve the cultural landscape in the Alps and reach the ambitious climates targets will only be possible if we intensify our efforts in the valorization and sustainable use of the historic buildings and understand this task as a mission for the whole civil society.
The ATLAS project will point to the (re)discovery of – not necessarily protected – traditional architecture (buildings and ensembles), often situated in less-favoured areas and with a low level on energy efficiency and living comfort. Moreover, it will pave the way for their sustainable development towards low carbon Alpine lifestyle and society.
ATLAS will capitalize results of past and ongoing research projects in the Alpine region like AlpHouse, AlpBC, CESPA Alps, ENERBUILD and develop policy instruments at three levels:
- A Historic Building Atlas for the Alpine Space will be established as a tool for the capitalization of best practice building retrofit.
- Concepts for low carbon retrofit and RES integration will be socially, culturally and technically evaluated and adapted to the Alpine archetypes and
- Historic building retrofit will be established as part of sustainable regional development strategies and business concept.
To reach this targets ATLAS will provide advanced tools such as an online decision-support tool for environmental building retrofit and a ToolKit for municipalities. Tailored Training and dissemination activities like the cross-border EnerCulTour and transnational workshops will ensure the knowledge exchange and implementation of project outputs. Additionally it will result in an increased number of high-level retrofits, the valorization of the cultural landscape and the achievement of low carbon targets.
Partners with expertise in energy efficiency, heritage preservation and regional development will work closely together in ATLAS.
The integration of the municipalities directly into the consortium is key for developing and implementing the project results
ATLAS is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme