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Architects’ tactics to embed as-designed performance in the design process of low energy nondomestic buildings

Zapata-Lancaster, Gabriela ORCID: 2020. Architects’ tactics to embed as-designed performance in the design process of low energy nondomestic buildings. Presented at: Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2019, Budapest, Hungary, 4-5 July 2019. Published in: Littlewood, J., Howlett, R.J., Capozzoli, A. and Jain, L. eds. Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies. , vol.163 Springer, pp. 383-393. 10.1007/978-981-32-9868-2_33

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There is an urgent need to reduce the carbon emissions of the built environment and to foster practices that enable improved quality and efficiency in the building sector. However, research suggests that there are several barriers deterring the achievement of carbon reductions. Research shows that there are significant gaps between as-designed and in-use building performance. This work investigated the design process enacted to facilitate as-designed performance intentions. The study used ethnographic methods to explore the architect’s actions and tactics observed during the real design process in 4 architecture practices. The analysis resulted in an alternative description of the building development timeline that illustrates the activities that designers undertook to facilitate as-designed performance. This work contributes to the understanding of what architects do to incorporate low energy considerations and how architects deliver as-designed energy performance in the design process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789813298675
Date of Acceptance: 18 August 2019
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 07:44

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