Today’s building stock predominantly utilizes active modes of heating, cooling, ventilation, and lighting, represented by several building systems. A significant fraction of this energy is derived from the combustion of fossil fuels – emitting greenhouse gases and pollutants into the atmosphere. This negatively influences the efforts for mitigating the immediate global challenge of climatic warming and air pollution.
To combat this issue, architects, engineers, and building owners can implement strategic design decisions to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings. This e-book explains the six passive measures that can be used as viable strategies for the decarbonization of building systems. It also explains how these strategies can be implemented into the design process to save energy and money while enabling visually and thermally comfortable indoor environments.