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HELTH project final conference

Estonian Open Air Museum
Gotland University
Tallinn University of Technology
Aalto University
Harju County Museum

International Conference on
Healthy and Energy-efficient Living in Traditional rural Houses

May 14, 2013
Tallinn, Estonia

Project partners have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the final conference of the HELTH project – Healthy and Energy-efficient Living in Traditional rural Houses.

The conference is organized to provide an overview of the current understanding of energy-efficiency improvements in historical rural houses. Our aim is to bring together specialists (architects, engineers, researchers as well as students) working in the field of renovation of rural architecture.

Presentations will cover the following topics:
• Energy-efficiency in rural buildings
• Defining cultural values in rural architecture
• Air leakages and insulation of walls
• Technical improvement of energy performance

The conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, at the main building of Tallinn University of Technology (Ehitajate tee 5) corpus VI, room 201A.

Deadline for registration is May 10, 2013.
Registration on -> See the bottom of the page!

Ms Elo Lutsepp
HELTH project manager
Phone:+372 53 444 769


9:30 – 10:00 Registration. Welcome coffee/tea.

Opening session. Keynote lectures

Moderator: Liisa Pakosta
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction of the HELTH project
Elo Lutsepp, Estonian Open Air Museum
10:15 – 10:30 Welcome address by Liisa Pakosta, Member of the Parliament of Estonia
10:30 – 11:15 Keynote 1: Did they ever live in Skokloster castle? A historical perspective on energy-efficiency and comfort
Gunhild Eriksdotter, Gotland University
11:15 – 12:00 Keynote 2: Pleasures given by old farmhouses
Prof. Mart Kalm, Estonian Academy of Arts

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee/tea break

Session 1: Values
Moderator: Liisa Pakosta
12:30 – 12:55 Possibilities and risks for implementing energy-efficient solutions in heritage buildings on Gotland
Petra Eriksson, Gotland University
12:55 –13:20 Problems of defining cultural values in rural architecture
Rasmus Kask, Estonian Open Air Museum
13:20 – 13:45 A barn-dwelling experience. Project HELTH in Harju County Museum Liisi Taimre, Harju County Museum

13:45 – 14:30 Lunch

Session 2: Technical condition, renovation
Moderator: Hendrik Voll
14:30 – 14:55 Air leakage of traditional rural houses
Lari Eskola, Aalto University
14:55 – 15:20 Internal thermal insulation of log walls
Üllar Alev, Tallinn University of Technology

15:20 – 15:40 Coffee/tea break

Session 3: Energy performance
Moderator: Hendrik Voll
15:40 – 16:05 Technical improvement of energy performance of Swedish houses Endrik Arumägi, Gotland University and Tallinn University of Technology
16:05 –16:30 Technical improvement of energy performance of Finnish houses
Juha Jokisalo, Aalto University
16:30 – 16:55 Technical improvement of energy performance of Estonian houses Targo Kalamees, Tallinn University of Technology

16:55 – 17:30 Panel discussion

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