Session

Architecture

Description

Building physics and climate adapted architectural design parameters such as site, building form, orientation, shading and envelope performance (including structures and openings), contributes a significant proportion towards the better energy performance and reduce environmental impact of buildings. Due to extensive demand of electricity derived from the widespread use of cooling and heating systems has necessitated evolution and incorporation of minimum energy performance requirements in design practice. Objective of this paper is to promote role of passive design features and energy simulation to the researchers, scientists and practitioners within planning, architecture construction industry. Jointly, all these three industries are experiencing an continues shift whereby the issues of sustainable environment, resource conservation and energy efficiency have gained vital importance. Findings from this research require cultural assimilation into planning and architecture (including curriculums), construction industry and building-owner decision making in Kosovo. In order to achieve strategies and implement new concept, it is important to address these issues with a sense of urgency.

Keywords:

Passive design feature, simulation modeling, energy performance, environmental impact

Session Chair

Lulzim Beqiri

Session Co-Chair

Skender Kosumi

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-33-2

First Page

67

Last Page

77

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

8-11-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

8-11-2014 9:15 AM

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Architecture Commons

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Use of passive design features and simulation modeling to improve Energy Performance and reduce Environmental Impacts of Buildings in Kosovo

Durres, Albania

Building physics and climate adapted architectural design parameters such as site, building form, orientation, shading and envelope performance (including structures and openings), contributes a significant proportion towards the better energy performance and reduce environmental impact of buildings. Due to extensive demand of electricity derived from the widespread use of cooling and heating systems has necessitated evolution and incorporation of minimum energy performance requirements in design practice. Objective of this paper is to promote role of passive design features and energy simulation to the researchers, scientists and practitioners within planning, architecture construction industry. Jointly, all these three industries are experiencing an continues shift whereby the issues of sustainable environment, resource conservation and energy efficiency have gained vital importance. Findings from this research require cultural assimilation into planning and architecture (including curriculums), construction industry and building-owner decision making in Kosovo. In order to achieve strategies and implement new concept, it is important to address these issues with a sense of urgency.