Design Goals & Sustainability

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Srećko Ćurković

Sustainability concepts, ideas, and goals (built environment):

  • integration of natural elements and inspiration from nature (e.g. green roofs)
  • use of renewable energy (e.g. solar panels, geothermal energy for heating)
  • passive conditioning and ventilation (e.g. natural ventilation, maximizing daylight, efficient windows)
  • use of smart sensors (e.g. daylighting sensors to control lights)
  • energy-efficient equipment to minimize plug loads
  • occupants’ comfort and well-being (thermal comfort, productive environment, biophilia)
  • sustainable, green, and/or locally-sourced building materials
  • a system for energy use monitoring
  • resilient design (e.g. for protection against natural hazards)
  • building orientation (e.g. along the east-west axis)
  • recycling and water reuse
  • accessibility

Inspirational examples:

  • Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen, Denmark (green roof)

  • Dr. Amory Lovins’ house in Colorado (integrative design, energy efficiency)

  • Y2E2 (daylighting, natural ventilation)

  • Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA (renewable energy, wastewater treatment, radiant heating)

  • Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy (green façade)