Bioclimatic Architecture & Buildings
Bioclimatic design capitalizes on the characteristics of the site (climate, vegetation, topography and geology of the soil) in order to minimize the energy needs of the building and to create a more comfortable environment (hygro-thermal, acoustic, natural light) adapted to the ways and lifestyles of the inhabitants. In addition, special attention is paid to respect the existing landscape and integrate the building within it.
The positioning and orientation of the building as well as the interior distribution are calculated to profit as much as possible from the solar gain but not interfere with summer comfort.
But beyond this, the success of a bioclimatic design lies in the quality of coherence between: the options to take advantage of the place (1), the specifics of the casing (2) and additional technical solutions (3).
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Suggested literature :
"La conception bioclimatique des maisons confortables et économes"
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Low-energy House (BBC) Passive House Bioclimatic Architecture RT2005 High Energy Performance Label HPE & EnR Label BBC Effinergie® Label Energy-plus Building HQE® Approach Wood Construction Timber Framing External Insulation Mechanical Ventilation Ground-coupled Heat Exchanger Natural Ventilation Renewable Energy Geothermal Power ECS Solar Panels Photovoltaic Electricity Wind Turbine Cellulose Wadding Hemp Wood Fiber Straw Energy Performance Certificate Carbon Assessment Passive Building (BEPAS)