Home Engineering Sustainable High Rise Buildings in Urban Zones: Advantages, Challenges, and Global Case Studies
The shortage of land and the explosion of population lead to the growth of high-rise buildings in urban areas. While the land shortage problem will be ongoing in most countries throughout the world, there is an inevitable and constant trend favouring the growth in high-rise buildings due to the advantages of compact public facilities and transportation systems. The question about how to create a comfortable and healthy indoor environment should be considered in the process of planning and
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Fig. 4.7 The aggregated belief degree for each assessment grade
Table 4.5 The belief degree in a case study
construction of a high-rise building. This chapter presents a method of assessing indoor environmental quality of a high-rise building in China applying DS theory and the ER approach. An example of implementation of the method is demonstrated. The method can be applied to any other cases with modification.
Comprehensive analysis and evaluation of the indoor environmental quality in high-rise buildings should be considered at the stages of planning and post occupant. Taking full account of the indoor environment quality, a series of measures to improve the acoustic environment, light environment, thermal environment, air environment, air pollution and other related issues should be developed. Accordingly, the legislations of indoor environmental quality should be established.
It is evident that the concept of sustainable architecture goes beyond the physi- cality of the building itself, but instead, views it as a holistic process. High-rise buildings need to emphasize the connection with the environment and people through ideas about occupant health and well-being.
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