Comprehensive Analysis about Feasibility of ‘Green Construction’ in UK


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This article aims to introduce and apply the concept green construction, demonstrating its feasibility and finding ways for achieving it. ‘Green construction’ indicates the building that is both zero-energy qualified and environmentally friendly. This article mainly includes two major parts, in the theoretical part, existing social and technical methods for this term are introduced and critically analysed, the feasibility of green construction is discussed in theory. Then the theory is put in practice in the second part of the article, the possibility of their applications are discussed in a real UK shipping container house case, whose thermal performance is simulated by software IES Virtual Environment, through the result comparison of models with different variables in glazing insulation, wall insulation, window size, window direction, the energy-saving effects of different variables are ranked, which indicates some practical ways to better achieve the feasibility of green construction. ‘Green construction’ in UK is feasible; however its realization is still with some conditions, which need a series of work done by both architects, scientists, government and householders.



Edited by:

Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen






L. J. Zhang "Comprehensive Analysis about Feasibility of ‘Green Construction’ in UK", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 4798-4801, 2011

Online since:

July 2011





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