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Title: A framework to evaluate the architect-friendliness of environmental impact assessment tools for buildings
Authors: Meex, Elke
Knapen, Elke
Verbeeck, Griet
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) and Dep. of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome
Citation: Fioravanti, Antonio; Cursi, Stefano; Elahmar, Salma; Gargaro, Silvia; Loffreda, Gianluigi; Novembri, Gabriele; Trento, Armando (Ed.). Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) and Dep. of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome,p. 289-298
Series/Report no.: 2
Abstract: Legal actions towards a mandatory environmental impact assessment (EIA) of buildings can be expected in the (near) future. Due to the complexity of EIA, software tools will become an indispensable aid in the architectural design process. Especially in early design, feedback on the environmental impact is needed, since early design decisions have a major influence on the final impact of the design. However, most existing EIA tools insufficiently take into account the architect's needs as a user and are especially not suitable for use in early design. Therefore, an evaluation framework with criteria for architect-friendliness of EIA tools, with a specific focus on early design, is developed based on a large-scale survey, interviews and a focus group with practising architects. This framework can be used to evaluate the architect-friendliness of existing EIA tools and as a guidance for the development of new architect-oriented tools.
Notes: Meex, E (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Fac Architecture & Arts, Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/25099
Link to publication: http://papers.cumincad.org/data/works/att/ecaade2017_076.pdf
ISI #: 000431847900030
ISBN: 9789491207136
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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