Environmental Approaches to Sustainable building. ARK 186 Solar energy on Chalmers
Rapport, 2009

This report shows the results of an exercise in the studio “Environmental approaches to sustainable building” in the master’s programme “Design for Sustainable Development” given by the dept. of Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden. The theme of the exercise is the integration of solar energy, mainly PV:s, on the Chalmers’’ campus, in which three buildings have been selected. The aims of the exercise is are four; i) to find areas for gaining as much solar energy as possible, ii) to find areas on which new solar components can be demonstrated and tested, iii) to make the integration a symbol for Chalmers as a university focusing on sustainable development, both for students and for the public, iv) to investigate the possibilities to use PV:s as a basic element in architecture. The report shows a series of proposals from urban concepts to details. The outcome could be seen as a catalogue of possible options that are ready to combined and develop for any real estate owner, architect, engineer or contractor who wants to be in the frontline about integration solar energy in the built environment the building sector’s transformation towards sustainable building.


sustainable building

solar energy


Michael Eden

Chalmers, Arkitektur



Publikation - Chalmers tekniska högskola, Sektionen för arkitektur: 2009:05

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