About the book
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.