Bioclimatic approach in municipal master plan the northern part of Portuguese western coast

Show simple item record Marques, B.A. Brandão Alves F. Corvacho, H.
dc.contributor.other IAHS World Congress on Housing (33rd : 2005 : Pretoria, South Africa) 2009-06-04T07:34:20Z 2009-06-04T07:34:20Z 2005-09
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dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the XXXIII IAHS World Congress on Housing, 27-30 September 2005,"Transforming Housing Environments through Design", University of Pretoria. en_US
dc.description.abstract Energy consumption in Portuguese buildings has been increasing over the last few years, at an average annual rate, from 1990 to 2000, of 3,7%, in residential buildings and of 7,1%, in services buildings. This trend goes against the objectives established by the European Commission for the year 2010, whose purpose was to reduce by 20% energetic consumption in households [1]. Apart from the relevance of the thermal quality of buildings’ envelope, which is regulated since 1991 by the Portuguese Building Thermal Regulation (RCCTE), it is a well-known fact that urban planning can play a very important role in the creation of favourable microclimatic conditions, for the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings, as well as for the attainment of thermal comfort in public spaces. This work intends to present strategies and explore the advantages of adding bioclimatic principles to land use plans for the northern part of the Portuguese western coast. It will try to demonstrate that a Municipal Master Plan without bioclimatic concerns can lead to an inadequate urban design practice. A plan with these concerns lays down special requirements to ensure the equilibrium of an intervention in a given location, taking environmental agents into account. It is important to establish and gather essential guidelines for a correct urban environment for the buildings in order to achieve energy efficiency and to optimize the quality of the urban environment from a bioclimatic point of view and, consequently, to promote environmental sustainability. This paper presents the results of some preliminary tasks of a wider research work that is being carried out at the University of Porto, Portugal. For a specific area of the Portuguese coast, a diagnosis of the existing land use and a draft definition of strategies will be presented.
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dc.identifier.citation Marques, BA, Brandão Alves, F & Corvacho, H 2005, 'Bioclimatic approach in municipal master plan the northern part of Portuguese western coast ', paper presented at XXXIII IAHS World Congress on Housing 2005 - Transforming Housing Environments through Design (HUE), University of Pretoria. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 1-86854-627-6
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IAHS en_US
dc.rights Copyright shared by: International Association for Housing Science, Coral Gables/Miami, Florida 33134, USA University of Pretoria (UP), Hillcrest, Pretoria 0002, South Africa en_US
dc.subject Urban bioclimatic design en
dc.subject Bioclimatic construction en
dc.subject Urban sustainability en
dc.subject Municipal Land Use Plans en
dc.subject Portuguese Building Thermal Regulation en
dc.subject Portuguese western coast en
dc.subject.lcsh Housing -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Bioclimatology -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh City planning -- Portugal -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Dwellings -- Energy consumption -- Portugal -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Buildings -- Energy conservation -- Portugal -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Public spaces -- Portugal -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable urban development -- Congresses en
dc.title Bioclimatic approach in municipal master plan the northern part of Portuguese western coast en_US
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dc.type Presentation en_US

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