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Title: iRESIST+ Innovative Seismic and Energy Retrofitting of the ExiSting BuIlding STock
Replacing existing buildings is prohibitively expensive or not allowed for historical heritage buildings and would have a significant societal and environmental impact. The innovation aims to develop a solution integrating advanced materials for the simultaneous seismic and energy retrofitting of the European building stock.
To the present date, energy and seismic retrofitting are treated separately. To achieve cost effectiveness, iRESIST+ develops a novel approach and goes several steps beyond the state-of-the-art by proposing for a hybrid seismic-plus-energy retrofit which combines inorganic textile-based composites with thermal insulation systems. The effectiveness of the proposed retrofitting system will be validated experimentally in a full-scale building using the ELSA reaction wall facility. Moreover, a common approach for building performance classification is proposed, allowing to assess whether energy efficiency and disaster-resilient practices could be integrated.