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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B62/S27.082

SUSTAINABILITY ASPECTS AND ENERGY OPTIMIZATION POTENTIAL OF MULTIFAMILY SOCIALIST-PERIOD HOUSING IN SERBIA

N. C. Ignjatovic, D. Ignjatovic, M. Nedic
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-21-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 2, 637-644 pp

ABSTRACT
Almost 70% of the existing multifamily housing stock in Serbia was constructed during the four decades of extensive building activity after the World War Two. The architectural design and building technologies evolved greatly during this period, resulting in variety of building types. The paper presents a relevant portion of national housing typology developed within European TABULA project, with an overview of typical housing types and explores various sustainability aspects paying special attention to the questions of energy optimisation potential, cross-referencing results of multiple national and international research and scientific projects conducted during last 12 years. The significant share of these buildings in housing stock defines them as an issue of national strategic importance regarding the possible functional and energyefficiency upgrades, so the long-term impacts on national scale are explored as well.

Keywords: housing stock upgrades, sustainable architecture, multifamily housing, energy efficiency, socialist housing doctrine