Nutzer- und klimaangepasstes Bauen — Leitbild und Chance für die globale Verbreitung von nachhaltigen Gebäudelösungen
Journal article, 2011
The paper gives an overview on background and outlook on sustainable development as a trend and vision in the building sector. Focus is on the necessity to adapt existing experience values and concepts in when transferring them to other climate zones and cultures than they originate from. This approach shows a great potential in regards to a solution of problems like global warming and limited resources. Experiences with analyzed projects show however, that, despite the goal to create working and healthy homes, technologies and concepts often are not tailored to local conditions.
Using the example of a cooperation project of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich) and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) in which a climate adapted building envelope was developed the paper shows what modifications have to be made. This is especially relevant in the field of building physics in order to increase efficiency and avoid damages to the building and inhabitants and create sustainable homes.
Besides this the interchange of the developed envelope, associated production methods and other relevant frame conditions, like local resource availability, is used to demonstrate what barriers and potential synergies can emerge in the course of such a project.
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