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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2012: 4th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Emergency architecture: embodied energy, carbon footprint and performance simulation of modular structures

Massimo Palme, Sergio Alfaro

Abstract: This paper presents embodied energy estimations, footprint evaluations and performance simulations of emergency modular structures. This kind of constructions are very important in sensitive countries, for example Chile, exposed to tsunami and earthquakes. Emergency architecture presents requirements of habitability like the permanent construction, and it appears interesting to evaluate energy waste in production and use of different dwellings, classified by form, materials, space distribution and organization. Simulation is done considering different locations, covering the strong climate diversity of Chile. Results suggests the importance of energy considerations in design and operation of emergency modules, in both therms of user’s comfort and money saving.
Pages: 378 - 385