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Thorsten Schuetze   Dr.  University Educator/Researcher 
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Thorsten Schuetze published an article in June 2015.
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Luca Salvati

58 shared publications

Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'analisi dell'Economia Agraria (CREA); Rome Italy

Ilaria Zambon

17 shared publications

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

Jiyoung Park

3 shared publications

Inha University (Department of Architecture)

Alberto Sabbi

1 shared publications

Italian National Institute of Statistics

Maria Roos

1 shared publications

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Distribution of Articles published per year 
(2013 - 2015)
Article 3 Reads 1 Citation Development of a Holistic Evaluation System for BIPV Façades Thorsten Schuetze, Wolfgang Willkomm, Maria Roos Published: 19 June 2015
Energies, doi: 10.3390/en8066135
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Façades with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) have the advantage that they can produce renewable electric energy. Compared with conventional façades, BIPV façades have therefore a valuable additional property that can generally contribute to increasing the degree of sustainability of buildings. A holistic assessment system for BIPV façade systems for office and administration buildings was developed in the framework of the project “MULTIELEMENT II” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) in Kassel, Germany. The aim of this research was a comparison of conventional façade systems with BIPV façade systems regarding different technical, economical, sustainability, and design criteria. This paper discusses the basic conditions for a holistic evaluation of BIPV façades in comparison with conventional façades. A method for the execution of a holistic evaluation and characteristic values for a comparison interpretation of results is presented. Façade systems are evaluated regarding both quantifiable and non-quantifiable properties by means of a Microsoft Excel-based evaluation tool. The tool facilitates the comparison and evaluation of planned or built façades with and without BIPV. The detailed evaluation results aim to facilitate the certification of BIPV façade systems in the framework of sustainable building certification systems such as the German DGNB.
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 7 Reads 0 Citations Comparative Analysis of LEED-ND &amp; DGNB-UD Rating System<strong> </strong> Joongwon Lee, Jiyoung Park, Thorsten Schuetze Published: 10 June 2015
8th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), doi: 10.3390/ifou-C004
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LEED Neighborhood Development (ND) is a sustainable certification rating system for a smart green neighborhood development conceived by the USA. Similarly, DGNB Urban Districts (UD) is a smart green certification rating system conceived by Germany. LEED-ND has set a standard for the smart green urban practices particularly in the USA and DGNB-UD has set a standard for the smart green practices particularly in Germany. However both sustainable district certification systems are applied also internationally to a growing extent. The comparative analysis in the LEED-ND and DGNB-UD identifies both common and different elements of the two smart green planning standards. This paper aims to analyze pros and cons of both LEED and DGNB district rating systems. The paper analyzes the credit categories, criteria, their weighting and overall method and process of each system, thereby articulating significance of each certification system. The paper discusses potential role of the rating methodology, process and country-specific aspects. In addition, the paper also addresses the potential role of both systems to function as a planning help for the design, realization, operation and maintenance of smart and green urban districts, and for the achievement of excellent rankings. Both rating systems address certification and rating criteria comprehensively from the very beginning in the design and planning processes. The comparative analysis of LEED-ND and DGNB-UD will highlight common and different elements of both smart green urban district certification rating systems.
Article 4 Reads 5 Citations Exploring forest ‘fringescapes’: urban growth, society and swimming pools as a sprawl landmark in coastal Rome Ilaria Zambon, Alberto Sabbi, Thorsten Schuetze, Luca Salvat... Published: 12 February 2015
Rendiconti Lincei. Scienze Fisiche e Naturali, doi: 10.1007/s12210-015-0377-6
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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations Terra Preta Sanitation: A Key Component for Sustainability in the Urban Environment Thorsten Schuetze, Vicente Santiago-Fandiño Published: 05 November 2014
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su6117725
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Terra Preta Sanitation (TPS) plays a key role in sustainable sanitation (SuSan) and in the sustainable management of resources such as water, energy, soil (agriculture), liquid and solid organic waste streams as well as in the development of sustainable urban environment and infrastructure systems. This paper discusses the advantages of, and requirements for, SuSan systems, focusing on TPS. Case studies showing the stepwise extension and re-development of conventional sanitation systems (CSS) using TPS technologies and system approaches are presented and discussed. Decentralized TPS systems integrated in sustainable urban resource management were implemented in the German cities of Hamburg and Berlin. The compilation of best practice examples and findings using the newest TPS systems illustrates the immense potential of this approach for the transformation from conventional to SuSan systems. For this purpose, the potential savings of drinking water resources and the recycling potential of nutrient components are quantified. The results strongly suggest the need to encourage the development and application of innovative decentralized sanitation technologies, urban infrastructures, and resource management systems that have TP as a key component.
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 9 Reads 0 Citations Zero Emission Buildings in Korea Thorsten Schuetze, Petra Hagen Hodgson Published: 31 October 2014
The 4th World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf-4-f001
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This paper discusses the history, the status quo, and future prospects of Zero Emission Buildings (ZEBs) in the Republic of Korea, illustrated by good practice examples. The advantages of, and requirements for, ZEBs are described, concerning the sectors energy, water, nutrients and biomass. ZEBs are characterized by net zero energy consumption through minimization of the service energy demand, which is covered with locally produced renewable energy. The direct water footprint is reduced up to 100% through on-site water supply and wastewater management according to the principles of Integrated Water Resource Management and Sustainable Sanitation. The fresh water demand is reduced through application of water efficient systems, as well as the collection, processing, recycling and reuse of wastewater for non-drinking purposes. Rainwater harvesting, storage, utilization and infiltration for augmentation of groundwater facilitates onsite freshwater supply and drinking water production from rainwater and groundwater. Nutrients and biomass from kitchens and sanitation systems are processed on-site and are recycled for local horticulture and agriculture. Traditional Korean buildings can be generally defined as ZEBs. With modernization and implementation of state of the art centralized infrastructure systems in the 20th century also traditional know-how and practice regarding the sustainable operation of buildings and resource management has been forgotten. However, since the beginning of the 21st Korean citizens, policymakers, scientists and companies have a growing interest in sustainability issues. This much promising trend is also reflected by a growing number of research and development activities, including the construction and operation of ZEBs.
Article 6 Reads 2 Citations Rainwater harvesting and management – policy and regulations in Germany T. Schuetze Published: 01 March 2013
Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, doi: 10.2166/ws.2013.035
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