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Author(s): H. Corvacho
J. Moreira da Costa
F. Brandão Alves
Title: Architectural design evaluation under bioclimatic issues
Issue Date: 2004
Abstract: A well-known fact is that through an adequate architectural design we can reduce the demand forenergy in buildings, increase energy efficiency and promote the use of renewable energy, in particularsolar energy.In this paper we will discuss the need for Architectural Design Evaluation Criteria aiming atdescribing and comparing different possibilities in this field thus enabling designers or prospectiveproperty buyers to balance and understand the response level of different solutions.In the frame of a wider research project, several bioclimatic issues are being considered urbanplanning, site location, building and plot position and form, room distribution, solar access, glazing,solar protection and shading, opaque envelope design, potential for passive heating, natural coolingand natural ventilation in terms of energy consumption, thermal comfort, daylighting and air quality,in order to establish relevant evaluation criteria. The main objectives of the methodology underpreparation and some examples of evaluation criteria will be presented. In the first step of this study,only residential buildings will be considered.This work tries to address the need for an extensive but compatible with a practical use assessment,applying some simplifications but without losing the required precision. The methodology will beformatted in order to become a useful tool, both for building quality evaluation and for buildingcertification.
Subject: Engenharia civil
Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Source: XXXII IAHS World Congress on Housing, Sustainability of the Housing Projects
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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