Technology map of Sustainable architecture and construction

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1-2-3 Tech./Strat. to be considered in early project design phase
1-2-3 Tech./Strat. to be considered in mid-project design phase
1-2-3 Tech./Strat. to be considered in final project design phase

Basic / Recommended / Ambitious: Degree to wich the strategy or technology is recommended for adoption

(Recommendations are only for general guidance and will depend on actual projects)

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Active thermal comfort

Basic
1-2-3Solar thermal panels
Recommended
1-2-3

District heating/cooling

1-2-3

Exposure/accumulation/distribution of solar energy (windows, greenhouses...)

1-2-3

Condensing boiler

1-2-3

"Free cooling"

1-2-3

Active night-cooling

1-2-3Heat exchanger
Ambitious
1-2-3Cogeneration
1-2-3

Trigeneration

1-2-3

Biofuel boiler (biomass, biogas, biodiesel)

1-2-3

Heatpump (geothermal,...)

1-2-3

Displacement ventilation

1-2-3

Absorbtion/adsorbtion chiller

1-2-3

Solarwall

1-2-3

Radiant/absortion surfaces (radiant floor, cool ceiling, cool beam...)

Artificial Illumination

Basic
1-2-3

Energy efficient lighting

1-2-3Minimizing nocturnal night pollution
Recommended
1-2-3

Full-spectrum task lighting

Ambitious
1-2-3Manual/sensor controlled

Culture

Basic
1-2-3

Protect local culture and elements of value

Recommended
1-2-3

Promote culture, art, education, physical activity, leisure

Electric power generation

Basic
1-2-3

1-2-3

Solar photovoltaic panels

Recommended
1-2-3

Renewable grid-power purchase

Ambitious
1-2-3

High temperature geothermal

1-2-3

Storage (batteries, hydrogen, flywheel...)

1-2-3

Wind

1-2-3

Solar (chimney, high temperature concentrator)

1-2-3

Biofuel

1-2-3

Micro-turbine

1-2-3

Off-peak electric consumption (ice making)

1-2-3

Fuel cell

1-2-3

Hydrogen generator (electrolysis...)

Flora/Fauna/Terrain

Basic
1-2-3Minimize earth movement
Ambitious
1-2-3Restore/imropve habitat
1-2-3

Promote local species

1-2-3Create habitat

Materials

Basic
1-2-3Local
1-2-3Recycled/reused
1-2-3

Low-embodied energy and low-toxicity during production

1-2-3

Low off-gas

1-2-3

Certified wood

Ambitious
1-2-3

Durable, repairable

1-2-3

Deconstructable

1-2-3

"Ecological nutrient" or "Technical nutrient"

Natural Illumination

Basic
1-2-3Orientation, obstruction, function
1-2-3

Fenestration (horizontal/vertical)

1-2-3

Interior color/reflectivity

1-2-3

Diffusion: shutters, blinds, curtains, etc. (int., ext.)

Ambitious
1-2-3Lightshelf
1-2-3

Natural light transport (light-tubes, fiber optics...)

1-2-3

Refractive surfaces (Serraglaze)

1-2-3

Electrochromic glass

Natural ventilation

Basic
1-2-3

Cross ventilation

Ambitious
1-2-3

Solar chimney/thermosiphon effect

1-2-3

Venturi effect

1-2-3

Wind Cathcers

Other

Basic
1-2-3

Elegance/aesthetics

1-2-3Reduce "heat-island-effect" (more % of vegetation and less of impermeable surfaces, reflective colors...)
1-2-3

Acoustic comfort

1-2-3

Pollution, quality, safety control at construction site

Recommended
1-2-3

Interior vegetation

1-2-3

Ergonomics (seats, screens, temperature/lighting controls...)

1-2-3

Modern telecommunication and telecommuting

1-2-3

Exposition/publicity/precedent (marketing, inspire...)

Ambitious
1-2-3Flexible: Increase and diversify uses, audience, work hours...
1-2-3

Phytoremediation (biological decontamination)

1-2-3

Promote events/activities(culture, art, sports, education, social...)

1-2-3

Alternative menu (organic, vegetarian, local...)(Rivendell Organics)

1-2-3

Offsets (CO2 emissions generated for constructed building and for building usage,...)

1-2-3Multi-Function Dust/Smog Suppressor

Passive thermal comfort

Basic
1-2-3

Taking advantage of local micro-climate

1-2-3

Orientation

1-2-3

Geometry

1-2-3

Thermal mass

1-2-3Insulation (external, internal, intermediate) (cellulose, green roof, argon, Nanogel...)
1-2-3

Low-E fenestration

1-2-3Exterior reflectivity
1-2-3

Internal heat gains

1-2-3

Clothing & metabolism

Recommended
1-2-3

Exposure to solar radiation and heat storage (windows, greenhouse...)

1-2-3

Protection (against winds, solar radiation... via building, terrain, vegetation (green roof, green wall...))

Ambitious
1-2-3Geothermal heat exchanger
1-2-3

Interseasonal heat storage

1-2-3

Heatpump (geothermal,...)

1-2-3

Dynamic insulation

1-2-3

Evaporative cooling

1-2-3

Passive night cooling

1-2-3Trombe walls
1-2-3

Phase changing materials ("virtual" therma mass) (Micronal)

Prediction/Monitoring/Optimization Preconstruction

Basic
1-2-3

Energy simulation

1-2-3

Economy (savings, added value, financing, subcontracting...)

1-2-3

Security

Recommended
1-2-3

Light simulation

Ambitious
1-2-3

Measurement (micro climate, geology...)

1-2-3

Hydroelectric/waves/tidal

1-2-3

Acoustic simulation

1-2-3

CFD

1-2-3

Life Cycle Analysis

1-2-3

Design for more flexibility/adaptability

1-2-3

Sustainable certification (LEED, GBTools...)

Transport

Basic
1-2-3

Prioritize public transportation

1-2-3Preferent parking reserved for low-fuel vehicles, electric/alternative fuel, high occupancy...
1-2-3Plan multiple errands in one trip
Recommended
1-2-3

Bike paths, bike racks

1-2-3

Parking space less convenient for individual motorists that access from public transport

Ambitious
1-2-3

Showers, changing rooms

1-2-3

For internal transport: bike, golf chart, Segway...

1-2-3

Electric recharge infrastructure...

Waste

Basic
1-2-3

Composting

1-2-3

Separation

1-2-3

Reduction

1-2-3

Recycling

Ambitious
1-2-3

Reuse

1-2-3

Compacting

Water

Basic
1-2-3Storage (tanks, roof, ponds...)
1-2-3Water runoff infiltration
1-2-3Waterless urinals
1-2-3Aerated faucets / showerheads
1-2-3Dual flush/low consumption/compressed air WC
1-2-3Xeroscaping (planting autoctonous vegetation requiring no irrigation)
1-2-3Xeriscaping
Recommended
1-2-3Aquatron toilet system
1-2-3Compact on-site sewage treatment
1-2-3Water leak alarm
1-2-3Porous pavement
1-2-3Constructed wetlands / Reed beds
1-2-3Drip irrigation
1-2-3Shower water consumption meter
1-2-3Water smart meters
1-2-3Automatic faucet & urinal
1-2-3Greywater reuse
1-2-3Fog collection
Ambitious
1-2-3Living Machine
1-2-3Dry toilets
1-2-3Symbiotic purification (Golftrat)
1-2-3

"Closed circuit" water circulation (treatment/ purifying waste water)

1-2-3Closed-loop Water Recovery System (Space)
1-2-3Multi-Function Dust/Smog Suppressor
1-2-3Atmospheric water generator
1-2-3Reverse osmosis
1-2-3Ultraviaolet (UV) purification
1-2-3Salt water chlorination
1-2-3Ozone water treatment
1-2-3Chlorine dioxide generator
1-2-3Algae-based waste water treatment
1-2-3Recycling closed-loop shower
1-2-3Water body ´Restorer´
1-2-3

Leak detector

1-2-3

Condenser for potable water

1-2-3Purification: UV/ozone/reverse osmosis...
1-2-3Faucets with sensors and timer
1-2-3

Permeable pavers (Grasscrete)

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