The Design Strategy For Energy Efficient Buildings

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In the past few decades, climate change has been an essential topic for the global citizens due to the use of fossil fuel and other pollutions, which contribute an estimated 70% of the world’s energy-related greenhouse gases (Jiang, W., Pitts, A. and Gao, Y., 2016). The design strategy for energy-efficient buildings is based on climate analysis, the main benchmark to define criteria design, in order to reduce the usage of non-renewable energy (Boeri, A. & Longo, D.2010). Sustainability can be defined as: ‘the physical development and institutional operating practices that meet the needs of present users without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, particularly with regard to use and waste of natural…show more content…
Besides, visiting different websites for experts’ opinions is necessary, in order to make the research convincing. Buildings and examples in this project will be found in European countries because of similar climate situation. Also buildings were built in the passing twenty years will be chosen, due to the variations of revolutionary designs and inventions. This essay discusses the importance of sustainable architecture in relation to sustainable design, pioneering technology and the relationship between them. In addition, the effect of sustainable architecture towards society and environment will be given in order to give an all-rounded research.

The SET-plan, which is adopted by European Union (EU) in 2008, is to establish an energy technology policy for Europe. According to Strategic Energy Technologies Information System (SETIS), the SET-Plan consists of four goals, accelerating knowledge development, technology transfer and up-take; maintaining EU industrial leadership on low-carbon energy technologies; fostering science for transforming energy technologies to achieve the 2020 Energy and Climate Change goals; contributing to the worldwide transition to a low carbon economy by 2050. (SETIS, 2016) Especially by the time of 2020, the EU is on track to reach its 20-20-20 goals of a 20% reduction of CO2 emissions, a 20% share of energy from low-carbon energy sources and
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