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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BF6/S27.005

ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS IN LOW ENERGY HOUSE – CASE STUDY

S. Vilcekova, A. Sedlakova, P. Kapalo, M. Culakova, E. K. Burdova, V. Geletka
Tuesday 6 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Nano, Bio And Green – Technologies For A Sustainable Future, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-06-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, 555 - 562 pp

ABSTRACT

In generally, low energy building design range from architectural design to the application of technologies for energy conversation. Many applications are focused on insulation of facades, roofs and floors to those that are used systems for renewable energy sources. The aim of the innovations is not only energy saving but also reduce costs and preserve natural resources. One key element of low energy building design is using the basic form and enclosure of a building to save energy while enhancing occupant comfort. Besides energy need for building operation the significant part of the total energy is energy used in the extraction, processing and transportation of materials used in building structures. Integrated assessment of building includes the evaluation of indoor environmental quality and energy produced over the entire building life cycle. This study is aimed to analyze the building materials and structures in terms of embodied energy and embodied gas emissions and monitoring of physical and chemical factors of indoor environment. The paper deals with evaluation environmental and social aspects in selected low energy family house and its optimization in order to reduction environmental impacts.

Keywords: building, environmental analysis, environmental indicators, Slovakia