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Building-Integrated Renewable Energy Systems, or Rediscovering Forgotten Principles

  • Ana-Maria Dabija
Conference paper

Abstract

The current research and development trend in the construction area is to identify innovation: we discuss innovative materials, principles, and methods.

However, in many cases the innovation lies in the approach, the point of view, not the system or the principle. Such is the case with building technologies, where building components must accommodate the technology and the technology relies on building principles. This is most visible in the building envelope because the envelope is the skin that separates two different hygrothermal environments. The building envelope – in terms of its components and as a whole – must meet the following requirements: mechanical resistance and stability, fire safety, hygiene, health and the environment, safe use, protection against noise, energy savings, and heat retention.

Keywords

buildings architecture renewable energy systems 

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.“Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and UrbanismBucharestRomania

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