Zero Impact Design of buildings : supporting design of NZEB by a design method

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Economic and sustainability problems led to planned actions to reduce energy consumption of buildings and the related carbon dioxide emissions gradually to zero. However, very few designers have the necessary skills or experience to design net zero energy or net zero impact buildings. Therefore it was researched whether it is possible to support the design process for Zero Impact Buildings in by applying a design method. This method was tested in workshops with professionals. The research is done in close cooperation with the Dutch professional organizations of building design. As we want to prepare out student for their professional career the findings of the research were implemented and tested in our educational master program.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiversity and unity, proceedings of IASDR, the 4th World Conference on Design Research, Delft, Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2011
EditorsN. Roozenburg, L-L. Chen, J.P. Stappers
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IASDR International Design Research Conference - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 31 Oct 20114 Nov 2011


Conference2011 IASDR International Design Research Conference
Abbreviated titleIASDR 2011
Other"Diversity and unity"
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