Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Architectural Design – Progress Towards Sustainable Construction

David Bienvenido-Huertas

University of Seville

David Bienvenido-Huertas has completed his Ph.D. as an Architect, currently, he is a researcher of the Building Construction II Department at Universidad de Sevilla, Spain


Sustainable Construction Innovative Construction Construction Processes Sustainable Design Design Optimization Maintenance Minimization Energy Efficiency Energy Conservation Measures Thermal Comfort Socio-cultural Integration Urban Environment Visual Impact

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Currently, the construction sector contributes to high environmental degradation due to the impact of buildings during their construction and use. On the one hand, constructions generate an environmental impact through the necessary resources and the greenhouse gas emissions generated during the construction process. On the other hand, buildings could produce high energy consumption during the use phase. For this reason, it is necessary to have efficient designs to mitigate the environmental impact of buildings during their different phases, with the goal of achieving a low-carbon building stock by 2050. The main objective of this book is to provide a vision about the most appropriate architectural design strategies that guarantee the adequate environmental performance of buildings, both during its design and construction phase and during its use phase.

This book will, therefore, be focused on relevant issues related to the production of construction materials, life cycle assessment, sustainable constructions, efficient designs, nearly zero energy buildings, and the socio-cultural integration aspects of new architectural designs in urban settings.

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Date completed: August 26th 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 23rd 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: November 22nd 2020

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Review results due: February 10th 2021

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Expected publication date: April 11th 2021

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David Bienvenido-Huertas

University of Seville

PhD Architect. Researcher of the Building Construction II Department at Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. Active member of the Research Group TEP970: Technological Innovation, 3d Modeling Systems and Energy Diagnosis in Heritage and Building at the Universidad de Sevilla. His area of expertise covers climate change in the building sector, adaptive thermal comfort, heat transfer, fuel poverty, energy conservation measures, and design of nearly zero energy buildings. He is an author of more than 25 manuscripts and frequently a reviewer of international peer-reviewed journals.

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