Neolepenism is a new, internationally copyrighted type of energy efficient architecture with roots in the prehistoric culture of Lepenski Vir. The author has previously presented a model of a small family house of neolepenism with a flat roof and wrote about the energy efficiency of the prehistoric architecture of Lepenski Vir, whose positive experiences he improved and optimized. In this way, such a new architecture, especially in combination with solar district heating, could have a positive impact on global warming and climate change as a passive means of protection.
Buildings are the biggest consumers of energy. The architecture of neolepenism could significantly contribute to the reduction of heat losses (in winter) or gains (during the summer season), reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving building materials and thermal insulation, primarily with its compact shape. Energy savings during the exploitation of such buildings, as well as energy savings for the production of applied materials during the construction of new buildings are significant and thus could significantly contribute to decarbonization throughout the life cycle of the building. Decarbonization would be achieved by not emitting greenhouse gas emissions due to reduced energy consumption for heating/cooling and the use of solar energy as a source of thermal energy.
Solar district heating/cooling is the most favorable heat source in terms of decarbonization, although it has its drawbacks. However, it should be used as much as possible. Facilities with low energy consumption and the required low temperature modes have a favorable effect on the operation of the heat source or heating plant in terms of decarbonization because they allow greater use of solar district heating. If the installed capacity of individual facilities with low energy consumption is not large enough for connection, such facilities can be grouped and connected by a secondary heat pipeline from a common heat substation that would have sufficient installed capacity for connection. Such thermal substations can deliver thermal energy for both heating and domestic hot water, and the use of district cooling can be considered. The flat roofs of neolepenism architecture in this case allow the construction of green roofs.
All of the above represents the application of new green technologies whose harmonious application would significantly contribute to solving the problem of decarbonization. Living space design can be one of the strategies for designing low-energy and passive buildings. Urban planning, neolepenism architecture, water surface heating/cooling systems and solar district heating/cooling can represent a harmonious energy chain of energy production and consumption, which could be centrally managed so that the least greenhouse gases are emitted into the atmosphere.
Poslovno udruženje toplana Srbije TOPS održalo je 19. susrete toplana Srbije u okviru kojih je bila naučno-stručna konferencija TOPS 2021. Mesto održavanja konfrencije je bio hotel “Palisad” na Zlatiboru, Srbija. Konferencija je održana 18.6.2021. Na toj konferenciji, čija je glavna tema bila dekarbonizacija, predstavio je svoju prezentaciju Nenad B. Miloradović kao predstavnik JKP “Beogradske elektrane”. Tema njegove prezentacije je “Solarno daljinsko grejanje i arhitektura neolepenizma – sprega za uspešnu dekarbonizaciju”.
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The selection for the presentations of the “architecture of the future” on the Future Architecture platform is underway. I applied for this competition with my idea of a type of house that represents a new green technology with roots in prehistory (so-called neolepenism). Applications have been sent from all over the world and 25 ideas will be selected to be presented, including one by the audience. You can vote on the link bellow, if you like this idea, by clicking the “I like it” button at the end of page. The post can be shared on some social networks, and below the voting button there is a link where you can see other submitted ideas, for those who are interested. Voting lasts until noon UTC on January 14th.
The author of Neolepenism house visited the Museum Lepenski Vir on the Friday, 28th of August 2020. Here is a short presentation of the model of Neolepenism house at the archeological site, which was the model for this new energy efficient architecture. Neolepenism house architecture can respond to challenges of Climate changes and Global warming.
As a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) Nenad B. Miloradovic had presentations within the Danube Chapter in Timisoara, Romania, from 2016 to 2018. All of these presentations were directly or indirectly related to Neolepenism. The outline from the first presentation was published in the REHVA Journal in October 2016. That year was the first international presentation of this topic. Because of that, the author of Neolepenism is very grateful to Professors Branislav and Marija Todorovic from KGH Society, Mr. Ioan Silviu Dobosi of the ASHRAE Danube Chapter and Mr. Jaap Hogeling, the editor of the REHVA Journal, who were also attended the presentation. More information about ASHRAE Danube Chapter are available at:
We use a lot of words for energy efficient house: passive house, green house, low energy house, NZEB, Energy plus house…
Neolepenism can be a new kind of energy efficient architecture that can respond the challenges of sustainable development. The name Neolepenism is very appropriate because the prefix neo denotes something new, while Lepenism refers to the architecture of the prehistoric settlement and culture of Lepenski Vir. The Lepenski Vir is located on the right bank of the Danube in the Djerdap Gorge (Republic of Serbia). The architecture of this prehistoric settlement has served as an inspiration and role model for a new, copyrighted form of building that is based on the principles of energy efficiency.
The term Neolepenism for this form of architecture was proposed by Serbian actor and former student of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade, Predrag Kolarević, when he saw animations of a building with the this form. This term is not in any way related to the terms “Lepenism” and “Lepenization” encountered on the Internet, which are related to the politics of French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen.