How are our oldest wooden roof structures affected by climate change and by energy efficiency measures? And how can measures be balanced to cultural values in the management of the churches hosting these structures? This project aims at providing guidance and showing good examples.
The project compiles good examples of how medieval church roofs can be managed, in order to cope with climate change and in order to achieve a reasonable energy efficiency while taking into account cultural and historical values.
Climate change is coming faster than expected and measures for energy efficiency, energy transition and climate adaptation are also being undertaken at a rapid pace. It is of the utmost importance that the measures implemented neither damage these unique constructions technically nor reduce their cultural-historical values.
A guide with good examples is produced to show how cultural values and climate change measures can be balanced for our oldest preserved wooden constructions.
The guide is developed through interviews and workshops with relevant people: church wardens, property managers, administrators at antiquarian authorities, carpenters/contractors, consultants and researchers.
The Church Roof Project
Project manager and participant