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Sustainability in Buildings

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Ricardo Magalhães

on 5 June 2013

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Regulations and protocols "The creation and responsible management of a healthy built environment, taking into account the ecological principles and resource efficiency."
Charles Kibert What is sustainability? TECHNOLOGY OF CONSTRUCTION Kamila Zdanowicz
Ricardo Magalhães Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Why LCA? Life-Cycle Cost Sustainability in Buildings Portuguese Polish Certification Systems A viable natural environment Nurturing community Sufficient economy The Three Spheres of Sustainability ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY Sustainable economic
development Sustainable
natural and
environment Equitable social
environment ECONOMY SOCIETY PRE-USE USE END OF LIFE Developed by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in 2005 voluntary system to support the development of solutions and assessing the sustainability of construction Information and Awareness system ranks the performance
from G to A principles of good environmental performance local integration resources environmental loads environmental comfort experience socio-economic sustainable use conducted by the Association iiSBE Portugal (in collaboration with the University of Minho-LFTC and Ecochoice since 2009 environmental dimension •Climate change and outdoor air quality
•Material use
•Waste generation
•Water consumption and effluent. social dimension •Comfort and health of the occupants
•Accessibility and sensitivity and education for sustainability. economic dimension •Assessment of life cycle
•Costs of buildings (initial cost and operating costs) evaluation scale from A to E Green building standards in six categories: Sustainable site

Water conservation

Energy & Atmosphere

Materials & Resources

Indoor environmental quality

Green design innovations LEED certification levels: Categories of LEED: LEED-NC New Construction LEED-EB Existing Buildings LEED-CI Comercial Interiors LEED-CS Core and Shell Comercial
Buildings LEED for Homes Core and Shell Residential LEED-ND Neighborhood & Development Mixed-Use
Developments Benefits: increases the value of the house.

attracts potential buyers.

may qualify the owner for tax breaks, speed up the permit process, and offer other advantages. SCE, RCCTE e RSECE Examples of Sustainable Buildings International SUSTAINABLE BUILDING GREEN BUILDING ECOLOGICAL DESIGN SUSTAINABLE
ARCHITECTURE Estimate the environmental
consequences Quantify the emissions into air,
water and land Detect significant changes in the environmental effects Estimate the effects of materials consumption and environmental emissions Allocate the impacts of the examined product or process Categories distribution in LEED - NC What is rated? 1.Green energy
2.Green building
3. Green transport
4. Biotechnology
6. Software
7.Media and education
8. Waste management
9. Every-day use products
10.Finasial products
11. Other Components: -fullfilling and monitoring of law requirements
-effectivness of ecological process and energetics
-diminishing costs due to negative impact on environment
-new products with ecological features
-long-term pro-ecological strategy-social and ecological responbility Raw material
Energy Waste

Emission to air and water Energy Energy Waste

Emission to air and water Waste

Emission to air and water termomodernizacyjnych -Compare the consequences to human and to the eco-system of two or more competitive products or processes
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