• Urban planning for sustainable communities
  • Analysis of sustainability in the Brazilian housing production: The case of AP4 – Rio de Janeiro

    ABSTRACT: The study presents a brief analysis of the sustainability conditions related to housing production in Brazil having as study area the region of the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro City administratively known as Planning Area 4 – AP4, where the neighborhoods of greatest population growth in the first decade of this century are situated. For the […]

  • Adaptation of cities and buildings to climate changes
  • Integrated system for energy optimization and reduction of building CO₂ footprint

    ABSTRACT: The main purpose is the design and development of an integral system for the energy inspection and energy evaluation for buildings with high energy-saving potential, which will make possible the proposal of effective rehabilitation actions towards the reduction of the CO² footprint and the conversion of those buildings into zero-consumption buildings. First of all, all the typologies of […]

  • The BIM concept applied to sustainable buildings and cities
  • Analysis and simulation of energy efficiency on platform BIM: A systematic literature mapping

    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a process of systematic literature review as part of a PhD research focusing on the integration of energy efficiency simulation in the design process using building information modeling (BIM) platform. The main objective is to assess international researches carried out in the last ten years published at major conferences, proceedings and journals approaching the integration […]

  • Nearly zero and positive energy built environments
  • Analysis and strategies on energetic efficiency

    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article is to present the analysis of energy efficiency experience by the Brazilian Labeling Program (BLP) of Ifes, campus Colatina, with the implementation of the Technical Regulation of Quality to Energy Efficiency for Commercial Buildings, Services and Public (RTQ-C). This article aims then to characterize the building by volumetry and important aspects of envelopment […]

  • Technologies for a sustainable built environment
  • Analysis of Generation Photovoltaic Potential at NIPE Building

    ABSTRACT: The use of photovoltaic systems, through the Net Metering System, existing in the Brazilian Electric Sector, can contribute significantly to the environment. Once integrated into the building envelope, generating energy near the center of consumption, prevent new and existing buildings consume energy from non-renewable sources. In this sense, this work is to analyze the best way to integration […]

  • Technologies for a sustainable built environment
  • Envelope assessment of university building on South Brazil reaching the eco-efficiency

    ABSTRACT:  The performance of a building as well as the sustainability and efficiency depend on Architectural and construction factors. Considering the importance of quality of life in a building that people spend sometimes most of their time, the analysis of such elements is essential. Therefore, the research “Assessment and diagnosis of eco-efficiency on Universidad e de Passo Fundo” […]

  • Technologies for a sustainable built environment
  • The influence of envelope variables on energy consumption in buildings in Vitória, Brazil

    ABSTRACT: The awareness for energy efficiency in building sector has grown during the last years in Brazil and in the World. The new energy scenario brought to light the importance of energy efficiency in commercial buildings, encouraging discussions, studies and development of a new reality based on energy efficiency. This work aims to identify how some architectonic variables affect […]

  • Technologies for a sustainable built environment
  • Double Glazings: Spectrophotometric Characterization for Facade Modules

    ABSTRACT: Glazing contributes significantly to heat transfer between outdoor and indoor spaces and these surfaces act directly on daylighting and thermal comfort. Based on these aspects, spectrophotometric characterization of double glazings was accomplished to study components for a modular facade system for the climate of Portugal. This study focused on results of spectrophotometric measurements of optical behavior in the different […]