Session

Sustainabile Urban Development, Architecture and Environment

Description

The built environment is one of the most obvious examples of the impact of human activity. Globally, buildings have a substantial impact on our energy use and the pollution of our environment. Buildings consume 35-40% of our primary energy. From that 35-40% of buildingrelated CO2 emissions, 29% of that could be cut by 2020 using existing technologies. Governments around the world are starting to define requirements for sustainable buildings. Targets are being set for reductions in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. As Kosova faces big energy challenges in both low energy production and at the same time high energy consumption, investing in energy efficiency measures (both in new and already existing buildings) is very important. This research focuses on sustainable renovation possibility in Kosova, illustrated by a casestudy, more precisely an existing kindergarten building in Prishtina. The majority of these kinds of building were constructed about 30 years ago and apart from the ageing of the façade, roof and windows, the building standards and material quality regarding energy saving at that time were significantly lower compared to the one today. Analysis done to inspect the existing situation is multi-disciplinary. Simulation software used to generate data for U values and energy demand is Ecodesigner, a GraphisoftArchiCAD add-on. This research aims to inform the local institutions for the possibilities on reducing energy consumption and increasing energy independence, to promote a healthy educating environment, to serve as tool for teaching about renewable energy and green construction, and finally to function as a pilot kindergarten, a replicable model for future sustainably renovated kindergartens. The results emphasize the big decrease of energy demand along with the increase of the thermal comfort and subsequently CO2 emission decrease. With this it is intended to raise awareness for ecological/economic concerns of existing buildings and contribute that this kind of renovation becomes enforced by law for all old public institutions.

Keywords:

sustainable building design, renewable energy, energy efficiency, payback time, CO2 emission

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi & Mo Vaziri

First Page

130

Last Page

140

Location

Prishtina, Kosovo

Start Date

2-11-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

3-11-2012 5:00 PM

Included in

Architecture Commons

Share

COinS
 
Nov 2nd, 9:00 AM Nov 3rd, 5:00 PM

Sustainable Renovation in Kosova

Prishtina, Kosovo

The built environment is one of the most obvious examples of the impact of human activity. Globally, buildings have a substantial impact on our energy use and the pollution of our environment. Buildings consume 35-40% of our primary energy. From that 35-40% of buildingrelated CO2 emissions, 29% of that could be cut by 2020 using existing technologies. Governments around the world are starting to define requirements for sustainable buildings. Targets are being set for reductions in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. As Kosova faces big energy challenges in both low energy production and at the same time high energy consumption, investing in energy efficiency measures (both in new and already existing buildings) is very important. This research focuses on sustainable renovation possibility in Kosova, illustrated by a casestudy, more precisely an existing kindergarten building in Prishtina. The majority of these kinds of building were constructed about 30 years ago and apart from the ageing of the façade, roof and windows, the building standards and material quality regarding energy saving at that time were significantly lower compared to the one today. Analysis done to inspect the existing situation is multi-disciplinary. Simulation software used to generate data for U values and energy demand is Ecodesigner, a GraphisoftArchiCAD add-on. This research aims to inform the local institutions for the possibilities on reducing energy consumption and increasing energy independence, to promote a healthy educating environment, to serve as tool for teaching about renewable energy and green construction, and finally to function as a pilot kindergarten, a replicable model for future sustainably renovated kindergartens. The results emphasize the big decrease of energy demand along with the increase of the thermal comfort and subsequently CO2 emission decrease. With this it is intended to raise awareness for ecological/economic concerns of existing buildings and contribute that this kind of renovation becomes enforced by law for all old public institutions.