7.3 Building Design: Effects of COVID-19 on Design

Author: Diane Rodrigues ABSTRACT: A high percentage of the world’s population has spent most of 2020, and now 2021, confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. With our living spaces now becoming hubs for work, exercise, education, and leisure, it is important to support the evolution of clean, safe, and sustainable design. Figure 1: … Continue reading 7.3 Building Design: Effects of COVID-19 on Design

7.5 Building Design: Passive House

Author: Johanna Weber ABSTRACT: Passive House is the world leading building standard in energy-efficient construction and is one of the pioneering concepts for building low-energy houses. Diagram 1. (Image Credit: The Passive House Institute) MAIN Established by the Passivhaus Institute in Darmstadt, Germany in 1996, “Passive House” is a building standard that is truly energy … Continue reading 7.5 Building Design: Passive House

7.2 Building Design: Design for Deconstruction

Author: Sophie Charron ABSTRACT: Design for deconstruction aims to responsibly manage materials used in construction to be reused and in turn reduce the need for new raw materials. Source: Engineering drawing of designing for deconstruction by Rethinking the Future MAIN Design for deconstruction, otherwise known as design for disassembly, is building with a consideration for … Continue reading 7.2 Building Design: Design for Deconstruction

7.5 Building Design: Passive House

Author: Johanna Weber ABSTRACT: Passive House is the world leading building standard in energy-efficient construction and is one of the pioneering concepts for building low-energy houses. Diagram 1. (Image Credit: The Passive House Institute) MAIN Established by the Passivhaus Institute in Darmstadt, Germany in 1996, “Passive House” is a building standard that is truly energy … Continue reading 7.5 Building Design: Passive House