Kazutoshi Fujihira

Institute of Environmentology

Kazutoshi Fujihira, the founder and head of Institute of Environmentology, is an innovative scientist in the fields of environment and sustainability. His research started with clarifying causal relation between humans and environmental problems. After that, applying control science, he has been developing measures to control human activities towards sustainability. Recently, synthesizing these studies and his architectural background, he has produced a methodology for promoting sustainable home design. He is the author of several books, including Introduction to Environmentology and Complex Systems, Sustainability and Innovation and numerous research papers. He is also the recipient of the 2015 Japan Wooden Houses and Industry Association President Award and 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Kazutoshi Fujihira

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Today's homes must prepare for a progressing ageing population and an increasing risk caused by climate change, as well as to reduce CO2 emissions. How homes can be designed to meet all of these requirements? How such design can be promoted in the housing market? Sustainable Home Design by Applying Control Science answers these questions, by using a novel approach. Kazutoshi Fujihira, an innovative environmental scientist and sustainable housing award winner, demonstrates the "control system for promoting sustainable home design" with the "sustainable design guidelines" and "sustainability checklist". Moreover, the chapter of case study illustrates an actually designed and constructed house, which shows excellent sustainability and energy-saving performance.

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