Integrative Approach to Comprehensive Building Renovations

  • Vesna  Žegarac Leskovar
  • Miroslav Premrov

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Vesna Žegarac Leskovar, Miroslav Premrov
    Pages 1-5
  3. Vesna Žegarac Leskovar, Miroslav Premrov
    Pages 7-33
  4. Miroslav Premrov, Vesna Žegarac Leskovar
    Pages 35-67
  5. Maja Lešnik, Vesna Žegarac Leskovar, Miroslav Premrov
    Pages 69-159

About this book


This book presents a new approach to building renovation, combining aspects of various professional disciplines, integrating green building design, structural stability, and energy efficiency. It draws attention to several often-overlooked qualities of buildings that should be comprehensively integrated into the context of building renovation.

The book presents an overview of the most important renovation approaches according to their scope, intensity, and priorities. Combining basic theoretical knowledge and the authors’ scientific research it emphasizes the importance of simultaneous consideration of energy efficiency and structural stability in building renovation processes. It simultaneously analyses the effects of various renovation steps related to the required level of energy efficiency, while it also proposes the options of building extension with timber-glass upgrade modules as the solution to a shortage of usable floor areas occurring in large cities.

This book offers building designers and decision makers a tool for predicting energy savings in building renovation processes and provides useful guidelines for architects, city developers and students studying architecture and civil engineering. Additionally, it demonstrates how specific innovations, e.g., building extensions with timber-glass modules, can assist building industry companies in the planning and development of their future production.

The main aim of the current book is to expose various approaches to the renovation of existing buildings and to combine practical experience with existing research, in order to disseminate knowledge and raise awareness on the importance of integrative and interdisciplinary solutions.


Green Buildings Building Renovation Energy Efficiency Structural Stability Timber-Glass Upgrades Energy-efficient building Sustainable architecture Energy renovation of buildings Energy refurbishments

Authors and affiliations

  • Vesna  Žegarac Leskovar
    • 1
  • Miroslav Premrov
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia
  2. 2.Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11475-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11476-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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