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Zero-net-Carbon-Buildings (ZNCB) y Alianza BIM | SIG
The world is currently experiencing its largest wave of urban growth in human history. More than half of the world’s population is now concentrated in urban areas, and by 2060 two-thirds of the expected 10 billion population will live in cities.
Therefore, new methodologies and construction styles are emerging, giving rise to buildings with innovative designs, renewable materials, different means of representation, and even architecture work fields are being opened.
The ZERO ode sets new-build construction standards, integrating measures with on-site and/or off-site cost-effective energy efficiency measures with renewable energy, resulting in Zero-Net-Carbon (ZNC) buildings.
Despite high growth in the energy sector, as well as growth in energy resilience, these facts have not sufficiently compensated for the increase in emissions arising from new construction. As a result, CO2 emissions from this sector have continued to increase by approximately 1% per year since 2010.
“ZERO CODE shows its results in ZNC buildings. This fact is highlighted by the current and cost-effective implementation of standard energy efficiency on-site and/or off-site renewable energy” ARCHITECTURE 2030
For the elimination of CO2 emissions from new constructions, both from renewable energy operations and from the construction of energy reserves, it would be ideal to begin to reduce the consumption emissions factor. In order to comply with Paris Agreement goals. Therefore, action in this field is of vital importance, as it is necessary to implement the ZERO CODE worldwide.
HCe Project: Carbon footprint in buildings
The project consists of calculating greenhouse gas emissions associated with a building through to its construction, analysing its lifetime.
- To quantify the environmental impact (CO2) of a building whose intense activity poses a risk to climate change.
- To encourage carbon footprint communication within the building sector, throughout the value chain (commissioning/tender, project, construction, maintenance)
Más allá de los Edificios de Consumo Casi Nulo, podemos encontrar los de Balance de Energía Positivo. That is to say, in this case, , efforts are being made to transform a polluting element into an element that eats up pollution from the atmosphere.. It is for this reason that buildings, due to their large volume in urban areas, are key elements to perform this task.
But how is it possible to absorb CO2 through a building?
It is firstly achieved through the important volumes of vegetal mass that are highly present in this type of buildings, such as the 25 Verdeor the Bosco Verticale, projects that opt for façadematerials that absorb CO2 in contact with the air.
“Architect Vincent Callebaut has designed a building that reduces the amount of carbondioxide by actually feeding on it. Construction began on the project back in 2013 in Taipei, and will be finished, if all goes well, this year.” CTE ARQUITECTURA
Of course, this would also be achieved by keeping the building’s own emissions to a minimum, thanks to the different strategies implemented: rainwater reuse system, low consumption equipment, solar panels and a control system that allows the building’s operation to be adapted to different weather conditions.
BIM | GIS Alliance
An unfortunate fact of the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry is that important data is lost between each stage of the process, from planning and design to construction and operations.
A discussion is therefore being held at the GIS (geographic information systems) industry as it moves rapidly towards 3D modelling This evolution reflects the transformation that the design and construction industry is undergoing as it moves from 2D to 3D BIM (building information modelling) and signals the emergence of a GIS and BIM integration in a global environment.
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