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Exploring passive design and circular economy strategies in tropical west Africa

Akhimien, Noah ORCID:, Latif, Eshrar ORCID: and Hou, Shan 2020. Exploring passive design and circular economy strategies in tropical west Africa. Presented at: 24th International Passive House Conference 2020, Virtual, 20 September - 08 October 020. Conference Proceedings 24th International Passive House Conference 2020. , vol.24 Germany: Passive House Institute,

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Based on research findings on Passive Design and Circular Economy principles, design strategies were put together for the construction of a practical project for the demonstration of passive design and circular economy interventions in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria in collaboration with Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in The Niger Delta (PIND)/Appropriate Technology Enabled Development (ATED) Centre, Ambrose Alli University and Utimits & Mira Associates. This research and project were vested on increasing the awareness of passive design strategies and circular economy principles especially in the tropical region of West Africa as Passive design and Circular economy principles offer sustainable strategies for energy and resource-efficient buildings. The demonstration project adopted basic passive design and circularity concepts to promote energy and resource efficiency principles in West Africa. This was intended to reduce the dependency on electricity in running buildings which is currently inadequate and unstable in the region whilst potentially increasing the reusability and recyclability of building materials since there is a great recession of construction materials.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Energy Systems Research Institute (ESURI)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Passive Design, Circular Economy
Publisher: Passive House Institute
Funders: PIND/ATED
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 July 2021
Date of Acceptance: 17 July 2020
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2022 13:12

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