Regenerative and Positive Impact Architecture

Learning from Case Studies

  • Shady Attia

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

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About this book


This book is a guide to energy efficiency and environmental impact assessment in high-performance buildings projects. It compares four state-of-the-art buildings to examine the steps needed for a transition from negative impact reduction architecture to positive impact regenerative architecture, utilizing life cycle analysis. The book provides a solid grounding in the areas of energy-efficient building and building materials life-cycle assessment, discussing carbon efficiency within a wider context that includes its technical, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions and covers the key areas for green buildings performance (operational and embodied energy). The analysis and comparison of four case studies of state-of-art modern building projects in Europe and North America serve as inspiring examples for architects and building professionals in the fields of high performance buildings, ecological materials and carbon efficiency.


Embodied Energy Carbon Efficiency Zero-Impact Buildings Life Cycle Assessment Green Buildings

Authors and affiliations

  • Shady Attia
    • 1
  1. 1.Sustainable Architecture & Building TechnologyLiège UniversityLiègeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66717-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66718-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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