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Passive Architectural Design Index applied to vernacular and passive buildings

  • Vernacular architecture's use of passive building techniques has been developed in response to the prevailing climatic conditions of the past. Today, buildings are designed with complete indifference to the climate and materials. Energy consumption in buildings is mainly connected to space cooling, supply of hot water, lighting, cooking and, use of appliances. Space cooling and lighting are directly influenced by the design of the building. Energy codes should be concerned with "sufficiency" as well as "efficiency". A more economic and ecological approach to building design is needed.

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Document Type:Peer-Reviewed Article
Author:Sriraj Gokarakonda, Ankit Kumar
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-80388
DOI (citable link):https://doi.org/10.1080/00207233.2016.1178982
Year of Publication:2016
Source Title (English):International journal of environmental studies
First Page:563
Last Page:572
Divisions:Energie-, Verkehrs- und Klimapolitik
Dewey Decimal Classification:690 Hausbau, Bauhandwerk
Licence:License LogoIn Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt