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Integral design: the new roles for architect and engineers for developing nearly zero energy buildings

Integral design: the new roles for architect and engineers for developing nearly zero energy... Improving the built environment is a cornerstone for sustainable development ultimately leading to Zero Energy Buildings; there is the urgent need for innovation. The urgent need for innovative and a more sustainable built environment has led to a more complex design process. As a result, the architect requires increasing support from specialised engineers in multi-disciplinary design teams. A design method was developed, based on the use of morphological charts and a morphological overview, to support design teams with structuring and organising their communication and knowledge. After testing the method in workshops in industry, it was applied at the department of architecture for master students for their multidisciplinary master project, integral design of a nearly Zero Energy Building. Our experiments showed that it is possible to stimulate the innovative outcome of multidisciplinary design teams within the conceptual building design phase by changing their traditional roles into new team's roles. Keywords: integrated building design; workshops; conceptual design. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Zeiler, W. (2015) ` for developing nearly zero energy buildings', Int. J. Innovation and Sustainable Development, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp.137­156. Biographical notes: Wim Zeiler is a Professor in Building Services at the University http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development Inderscience Publishers

Integral design: the new roles for architect and engineers for developing nearly zero energy buildings

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Inderscience Publishers
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Copyright © Inderscience Publishers
ISSN
1740-8822
eISSN
1740-8830
DOI
10.1504/IJISD.2015.068786
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Abstract

Improving the built environment is a cornerstone for sustainable development ultimately leading to Zero Energy Buildings; there is the urgent need for innovation. The urgent need for innovative and a more sustainable built environment has led to a more complex design process. As a result, the architect requires increasing support from specialised engineers in multi-disciplinary design teams. A design method was developed, based on the use of morphological charts and a morphological overview, to support design teams with structuring and organising their communication and knowledge. After testing the method in workshops in industry, it was applied at the department of architecture for master students for their multidisciplinary master project, integral design of a nearly Zero Energy Building. Our experiments showed that it is possible to stimulate the innovative outcome of multidisciplinary design teams within the conceptual building design phase by changing their traditional roles into new team's roles. Keywords: integrated building design; workshops; conceptual design. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Zeiler, W. (2015) ` for developing nearly zero energy buildings', Int. J. Innovation and Sustainable Development, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp.137­156. Biographical notes: Wim Zeiler is a Professor in Building Services at the University

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International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable DevelopmentInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2015

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