Establishing research directions in sustainable building design

Steemers, K.


The purpose of this report is two-fold: first, to review in generic terms the views, publications and research related to building design and climate change, and second, to raise a number of questions and potential research avenues. This paper primarily addresses the roles of building design and its implications for occupant behaviour in the context of the environmental performance of buildings and climate change. The emphasis is on the integration of adaptation with energy efficient design, both in 
 2 terms of how buildings can be designed to increase their adaptive potential but also in terms of the significance of occupant adaptive opportunities.

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