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Thorsten Schuetze   Dr.  University Educator/Researcher 
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Thorsten Schuetze published an article in November 2018.
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Luca Salvati

120 shared publications

Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Arezzo, Italy

Ranka Junge

28 shared publications

Ecological Engineering Research Group, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), 8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland

Lorenzo Chelleri

21 shared publications

International University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

Cheol-Soo Park

15 shared publications

Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Institute of Construction and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Engineering Research, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, 1, Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, South Korea

Ilaria Zambon

11 shared publications

Department of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (DAFNE), Tuscia University, Via San Camillo de Lellis, I-01100 Viterbo, Italy

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Development of a Building Information Modeling-Parametric Workflow Based Renovation Strategy for an Exemplary Apartment ... Fabrizio Maria Amoruso, Udo Dietrich, Thorsten Schuetze Published: 29 November 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10124494
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Apartments in South Korea have high maintenance costs and an average lifetime of 25 years due to poor construction qualities. The common apartment redevelopment strategy is completely demolishing the neighborhoods and then replacing them with new buildings. However, this research discusses the framework for the refurbishment of an existing building in Seoul using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and parametric tools. The virtual model of an exemplary existing building is constructed in a BIM environment. Parametric software is used to simulate the building’s environmental performance, in order to determine its energy demand for heating and cooling and the indoor comfort. In order to reduce the energy demand for heating and cooling, improve the indoor comfort, generate photovoltaic energy and extend the building’s lifetime, a modular building envelope renovation system is developed. Building simulation results of the improved building envelope are used to quantify the differences with the existing building. The research results illustrate significant improvements in energy performance, comfort and lifetime extension that can be achieved. Furthermore, a guideline for a streamlined building optimization process is provided, that can be transferred and used for the planning and optimization of other building renovation projects.
Article 5 Reads 1 Citation Energy Toolbox—Framework for the Development of a Tool for the Primary Design of Zero Emission Buildings in European and... Christoph Koller, Max Jacques Talmon-Gros, Ranka Junge, Thor... Published: 05 December 2017
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su9122244
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This paper discusses the framework for the development of an Energy Toolbox (ETB). The aim of the ETB is to support the design of domestic Zero Emission Buildings (ZEBs), according to the concept of net zero-energy buildings during the early architectural design and planning phases. The ETB concept is based on the calculation of the energy demand for heating, cooling, lighting, and appliances. Based on a building’s energy demand, technologies for the onsite conversion and production of the specific forms and quantities of final and primary energy by means of renewable energy carriers can be identified. The calculations of the ETB are based on the building envelope properties of a primary building design, as well as the physical and climate parameters required for the calculation of heat transfer coefficients, heat gains, and heat losses. The ETB enables the selection and rough dimensioning of technologies and systems to meet, and, wherever possible, reduce the thermal and electric energy demand of a building. The technologies included comprise green facades, adaptable dynamic lighting, shading devices, heat pumps, photovoltaic generators, solar thermal collectors, adiabatic cooling, and thermal storage. The ETB facilitates the balancing of the energy consumption and the production of renewable energies of a primary building design.
Article 2 Reads 4 Citations Integration of Sustainability into Architectural Education at Accredited Korean Universities Sun-Young Rieh, Byung-Yun Lee, Joon-Gul Oh, Thorsten Schuetz... Published: 27 June 2017
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su9071121
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This paper examines the integration of sustainability principles into architectural education programs at South Korean Universities that have been accredited by the Korea Architectural Accrediting Board (KAAB). Accreditation requires the successful implementation of 30 so-called Student Performance Criteria (SPCs). Similar to recent improvements to international architectural education, different principles of sustainability have been successfully implemented by the KAAB. This paper identifies eight sustainability-related SPCs that can be utilized to teach sustainability. The analysis of 48 accredited five-year architectural education program curricula in South Korea has revealed which sustainability-related SPCs are addressed each semester. Furthermore, the average number of credits per sustainability-related SPC in different course types, such as theory courses and design studios, has been identified. Theory courses with an emphasis on sustainability education have been defined as sustainability core courses. The results reveal that a majority of existing programs primarily address environmental aspects of sustainability. Furthermore, a sequential course structure analysis elucidates three main curriculum types, with different potential for integrated sustainability education in sustainability core courses and design studios: (i) sustainability core course preceding (high potential); (ii) sustainability core courses and design studio, accompanying (high potential); and (iii) sustainability core course following (low potential).
Article 4 Reads 4 Citations Measuring Urban Redevelopment Sustainability: Exploring Challenges from Downtown Seoul Thorsten Schuetze, Lorenzo Chelleri, June-Hyung Je Published: 28 December 2016
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su9010040
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A main challenge for the design and building of green and smart cities is the redevelopment of existing built environments. This research investigates the usefulness of urban district sustainability evaluation systems in informing and guiding urban redevelopment projects. The German DGNB Urban District (DGNB UD) sustainability assessment and certification system has been chosen among others due to its comprehensive method to evaluate eight awarded projects from the “Re-structuring Seunsangga Citywalk International Competition” organized for Seoul’s downtown redevelopment. The results have been compared with the sustainability assessment of the district status quo and the competition call text, noticing a generic enhancement of sustainability. However, sustainability categories and criteria were not addressed sufficiently by any project in order to meet the integrated and holistic certification requirements of DGNB UD. The findings from this research emphasize the need for integrated assessment and measurements of urban sustainability, beyond projects’ self-promotion emphasizing greening or single sustainability facets. The research findings particularly exemplify how awarded project proposals might still be stuck in a specific, limited framework of sustainability. This paper concludes that balanced sustainability could be achieved by utilization of comprehensive assessment and evaluation systems in the preparation and assessment of plans.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Sustainable Urban (re-)Development with Building Integrated Energy, Water and Waste Systems Thorsten Schuetze, Joong-Won Lee, Tae-Goo Lee Published: 05 May 2016
Improving Urban Environments, doi: 10.1201/b20723-19
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Article 5 Reads 11 Citations Urban Sustainability Versus Green-Washing—Fallacy and Reality of Urban Regeneration in Downtown Seoul Thorsten Schuetze, Lorenzo Chelleri Published: 30 December 2015
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su8010033
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This paper examines the planning paradigm shift related to the contested “urban renaissance” mega-project in Downtown Seoul (Korea). Similar to other global cities, over the last few decades, different mega-projects have been successfully implemented in Seoul. These projects have been considered engines for urban renewals and transformation. This paper builds on the analysis of the failure and re-framing planning strategy for the Green Corridor (GC) mega-project, part of the “Urban Renaissance Master Plan for Downtown Seoul”. The GC case reveals various critical insights for urban sustainability: (i) the current mega-projects’ sustainability fallacy, related to top-down, technocratic densification, and greening practices; and (ii) the untapped potential of Asian traditional and irregular small scale urban patterns, and their related socio-cultural value in addressing the renaissance of the long term urban sustainability. In particular, the discussed research findings point out that urban renaissance enabling sustainability principles requires integrated, small scale, incremental, and adaptive (stepwise) urban planning and design processes that go well beyond general strategies following the so-called “green growth” paradigm.