How much are initial design optimisations worth? The importance of urban energy efficiency optimisations in early-stage design phase.
In the context of predicted climate changes and shrinking natural resources there are growing appeals for most optimal energy and environmental resources management in the construction sector. However, far too little attention has been paid to urban design and comprehensive treatment of building structures, and their surroundings and lifestyle of inhabitants. The overall goal of this investigation was to find most optimal urban...
Looking for the Optimal Location of an Eco-District within a Metropolitan Area: The Case of Tricity Metropolitan Area
Compact housing structures located in city centers are considered to be the most energy and environmentally eective, mainly due to the access to services, transport networks and municipal infrastructures. There is the question of why so many of the acknowledged ecological housing complexes are located on the outskirts of cities or suburbs. Numerous cities decide to introduce strategies either to densify city centers, hoping to...
Increasing awareness concerning environmental aspects of spatial and architectural planning led to more deliberated projects of eco-districts. Located all over the world and constantly being improved, apart from excellent energetical parameters, most of them have one specific characteristic in common, which is location in the outskirts. The aim of this article was to understand the importance of ecological district location...
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