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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Sustainable Water Management in Buildings Published: 01 January 2018
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, doi: 10.1007/698_2017_224
A significant number of building sustainability assessment methods and tools have been developed over the past two decades. Sustainability assessment of buildings means an evaluation of environmental, social and economic aspects and indicators respecting technical and functional characteristics of buildings to design and construction of sustainable buildings. There are many tools for sustainability assessment of buildings used over the world such as LEED, BREEAM, Green Globes, SBTool, CASBEE, etc. This chapter is aimed at introducing the building environmental assessment system (BEAS) which has been developed at the Technical University of Košice. The Slovak system was developed on the base of existing systems and methods used in many countries. The BEAS includes a number of environmental, social and cultural factors. The indicators were proposed according to the analysis of building performance as well as on the base of experimental experiences. The primary fields are building site and project planning, building construction, indoor environment, energy performance, water management and waste management. Water management in buildings is presented here as a critical issue for achieving the sustainable buildings. Indicators of water management are reduction and regulation of water flow in water systems with the weight of 42.3%, surface water run-off with the weight of 12.2%, drinking water supply with the weight of 22.7% and using filtration of grey water (GW) with the weight of 22.7%.
Article 0 Reads 6 Citations Analysis of material solutions for design of construction details of foundation, wall and floor for energy and environme... Published: 11 April 2015
Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, doi: 10.1007/s10098-015-0956-3
The amount of materials and energy resources is limited over the world. These issues lead to increasing interest in environmental impacts of buildings using various building materials and structural systems. Buildings play a significant role in energy consumption and emission production through all phases of their life cycle. Over the last decade, development toward sustainability has become an important issue in building design decisions. The relative contribution of embodied impacts of building materials and constructions has been recognised as being significant, especially for energy-efficient buildings. Life-cycle assessment as a widely used methodology helps make decisions in sustainable building design. The construction details of the foundation, wall and floor are by far the most significant contribution of embodied impacts associated with the construction phase. The goal of this paper is to assess alternative material solutions for the construction details of foundation, wall and floor to support decisions at the design phase of a project. The selection and combination of the materials influences the amount of energy consumption and associated production of emissions during the operation of the building. Therefore, the thermo-physical properties of designed variants of construction details are very significant. This study uses life-cycle analysis with system boundary from cradle to gate and focuses on the embodied energy and equivalent emissions of CO2 and SO2. Methods of multi-criteria decision analysis are used for interpretation of the results.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Building environmental assessment — waste management Published: 01 July 2014
Pollack Periodica, doi: 10.1556/pollack.9.2014.s.13
Article 1 Read 4 Citations Multi-criteria analysis of building assessment regarding energy performance using a life-cycle approach Published: 04 April 2014
International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, doi: 10.1007/s40095-014-0083-7
The sustainability assessment methods used over the world were the basis of new system development for Slovak conditions. The proposed fields are site selection and project planning; building construction; indoor environmental quality; energy performance; water and waste management. The evaluated indicators were proposed on the basis of available information analysis from particular fields of building environmental assessment and also on the basis of our experimental experiences. The aim of this paper is to present developed building environmental assessment system oriented to energy performance and the significance weight determination. Percentage weight of fields and indicators was determined on the basis of their significance, according to mathematical method.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Perceived Comfort of Indoor Environment and Users’ Performance in Office Building with Smart Elements – case Study Published: 01 January 2013
Selected Scientific Papers - Journal of Civil Engineering, doi: 10.2478/sspjce-2013-0019
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The Proposal of Key Performance Indicators in Facility Management and Determination the Weights of Significance Published: 01 January 2013
Selected Scientific Papers - Journal of Civil Engineering, doi: 10.2478/sspjce-2013-0020