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The environmental benefits of the architectural optimization of a building

The environmental benefits of the architectural optimization of a building
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Author:
Michał Pierzchalski
Email:
m[dot]pierzchalski[at]arch[dot]pw[dot]edu[dot]pl
Date:
30 April 2015
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Abstract: The article presents the pro-ecological consequences of the architectural optimization of the building. The author has conducted an environmental analysis taking into consideration accumulated energy and accumulated CO2 emissions of five single-family buildings, whose architectural forms were slighly different. The buildings under analysis were: a reference, simple building without any additional elements and a buildings with sunscreens (canopies, roller blinds and overhang of the building). The environmental impacts of various solutions were compared.

Keywords: sustainable development, life cycle assessment, architectural optimization

Area: Civil Engineering, Urban Planning and Architecture

 
 

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