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Migrant Centre and Primary School in Lampedusa (IT)

The island of Lampedusa has been the main gateway to Europe for thousands of African and Middle-East migrants seeking asylum. Current national and international policies have aimed to deal with this phenomenon by containing the refugees in detention centres that are separated from … Continue reading

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Changes in Culture and Architecture from Vernacular to Modern: M.P., India

India is known for its rich cultural heritage. The culture plays an important role in defining the architecture of a place or people with time. Madhya Pradesh is one of the states of India. The objective of the paper is … Continue reading

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How Do Occupants Perceive the Building Performance of Award-Winning Schools in the UK

School design can contribute to reducing carbon emissions and raising environmental awareness among the next generation. A good school environment can have positive effects on occupant behaviour, mood and working productivity, etc. This paper selected three RIBA award-winning schools as … Continue reading

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Exploring the first European residential project receiving the ‘outstanding’ BREEAM certificate

The importance of demonstration projects in the process towards more sustainable building is endorsed. It is noticed that performances on sustainability of these projects are rarely proven by leading and widely used multi criteria assessment and rating tools. This research focuses on … Continue reading

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Totora: A sustainable Insulation Material for the Andean Parts of Peru

In the Andean areas of Peru (above 12,000 feet 3,657 meters) altitude) rural communities are characterized by extreme poverty, precarious roads, and dwellings without heating systems nor the most common types of conventional construction materials that might provide thermal protection. … Continue reading

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Analysis of Seasonal Differences in Microclimate Formed in a Local Small City of Paddy Field Areas – A new approach using airborne remote sensing and CFD simulation

This paper examines the relationship between the seasonal land cover change and microclimate formed in a local small city of paddy field areas in Japan using airborne remote sensing data and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulation. The land cover maps … Continue reading

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Outdoor Thermal Comfort in the Hot Arid Climate : The effect of socio-economic background and cultural différences

Climate-sensitive open spaces within cities may benefit the three dimensions of sustainability, affecting economical, social and environmental factors. Aiming to improve microclimatic conditions in urban spaces can enable people to spend more time outdoors, with the potential to influence the … Continue reading

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Double-skin façade exhaustive simulation throughout combined thermal and daylight modelling. Application to optimal control

To optimize the comfort (visual and thermal) and energy savings, the topics related to solar protection are getting more and more important. Indeed it is necessary to use the maximum of the sun in winter (avoiding the glare) and to minimize transmitted … Continue reading

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Public “Living Room” Outdoor Comfort in Hot and Humid Climate

The proposed open space “living-room” is conceived as an extension of a private living space. As one of Asia’s most dense and developed cities, Hong Kong’s high-rise urban dwellings place constraints on activity within the home thus bringing a new … Continue reading

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Sorption Behaviour of Lime-Hemp Concrete and its Relation to Indoor Comfort and Energy Demand

Recent investigations on heat and mass flows through building materials in dynamical conditions show the importance of considering moisture transport and storage when analyzing the global performance of the building envelope. Lime-Hemp Concrete (LHC) is an insulation material made out … Continue reading

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