• Adaptation of cities and buildings to climate changes
  • Analysis of the acoustic, thermal and luminous performance at the Instituto Federal de Minas Gerais (Federal Institute of Minas Gerais) – Santa Luzia

    ABSTRACT: The architect João Filgueiras Lima participated in the 19905, in the project known as the Centro de Atenção Integral à Criança e ao Adolescente (CIACs) (Integral Care Center for Children and Adolescents), where he designed buildings taking into account his concern with environmental comfort. Currently the campus of the Instituto Federal of Minas Gerais- Santa Luzia (Federal Institute […]

  • 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
  • Passive design strategies for building envelopes in different orientations

    ABSTRACT: Human wellbeing in architecture is highly influenced by its site and climate; there are methodologies that suggest the correct orientation of open facades, depending on preexisting weather condition, which seek to ensure the user environmental comfort. In tropical cities like Medellin – Colombia, the absence of stations generates a relatively homogeneous climate that allows the use of passive […]