The Sustainable Building Project for the British School at Rome pursues the goal to improve the energy performance of the complex with the aim to reduce its management cost. The project also intends to improve the comfort of the School's residents and guests and to add a series of works for the general improvement of the building.
The project provides notably for: the renovation and improvement of the roof; the restoration and overhaul of the windows, intended to comply to the required new energy standards whilst avoiding to alter their original design; the replacement of the skylights of the artists' Studios with new, better performing ones; a series of works on the architecture and systems of the books archive, aimed at solving the problems caused by the humidity; the introduction of solutions intended to improve the efficiency of the electric and mechanical systems; the use of renewable energy sources.
The works will harmonize with the historic-architectural quality of the complex, designed at the beginning of the 20th century by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
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