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dc.contributor.authorvon Fischer, Sabine-
dc.contributor.authorRoesler, Sascha-
dc.description.abstractThermal standards exert an ever-increasing impact on architecture. Recent building legislation has begun to limit the spectrum of possible solutions to the extent that thermal standards considerably govern the concept, structure and form of buildings. The imperative to insulate building envelopes with little regard to maintaining a diversity of microclimates in the interior is just one prominent example. These developments can be traced to how thermal standards have been triumphed as a silver bullet by Western societies on their path towards energy transition and sustainable architecture. “Green goes mainstream” (Raymond J. Clark / Peter Ellis) has in particular seen a proliferation of thermal standards, regulations and labels. Agencies like the US-American LEED, the British BREEAM, the German Passivhaus or the Swiss Minergie, 2000-Watt Society, and SNBS offer certifiable solutions for thermal comfort in combination with the promise of sustainability in architecture and for cities. These “green-mainstream” standards are successors to the passive rationale of the bioclimatic architecture of the 1970s, promoting “the use of architecture as a primary energy device” (American Institute of Architects, 1978). Today, worldwide comfort in buildings increasingly relies on the import and export of thermal standards. This has resulted in their global circulation and a competition between the various agencies promoting them. However, such standards emerge out of specific local cultural circumstances and architectural traditions.de_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subjectThermal standardsde_CH
dc.subjectEnergy efficiencyde_CH
dc.subject.ddc690: Hausbau und Bauhandwerkde_CH
dc.subject.ddc720: Architekturde_CH
dc.titleThermal standards in architecturede_CH
dc.typeKonferenz: Sonstigesde_CH
zhaw.departementArchitektur, Gestaltung und Bauingenieurwesende_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut Konstruktives Entwerfen (IKE)de_CH
zhaw.conference.detailsThermal Standards in Architecture, Mendrisio, 30.-31. October 2017de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewNot specifiedde_CH
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