WIT Press


Self-adaptive And Sustainable Buildings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DN040131

Volume

73

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

225 kb

Author(s)

R. Zmeureanu

Abstract

Buildings of the 21st century will be able to adapt themselves to exterior or interior changes such as environmental conditions, functional needs, or availability and cost-effectiveness of different energy sources. Those buildings will be designed and operated in such a way so as to continuously optimize the life-cycle energy performance, while minimizing the environmental impacts. The research projects presented in this paper are inspired by the parallels between nature and building design and operation, and can be grouped under the following titles: continuous commissioning, dynamic thermal envelope, and design mimicking evolution. Keywords: sustainable buildings, energy efficiency, continuous commissioning, dynamic thermal envelope, design. 1 Introduction Sustainability is defined by the United Nations Environm

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