Ecological urban design through Material and Energy Flow Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment: from an architect's perspective

Z. C. Cai, R. Wennerstern
2010 The Sustainable World   unpublished
The process of ecological urban design was studied through the perspective of Material/Energy Flow Analysis from an architect's viewpoint. The study examined how to control and adjust the production, transportation, distribution and consumption of material and energy flows in built environment systems, and how to analyse the relevant ecological design methods. Two environmental methods were used, Material/Energy Flow Analysis as the main method and Life Cycle Assessment as a parallel method, to
more » ... analyse the 'integrated efficiency' of material and energy utilisation in the built environment and its significance for sustainable design. The analysis was applied to two cases: Material Flow Analysis of household wastewater treatment and Energy Flow Analysis of energy for heating and cooling buildings.
doi:10.2495/sw100011 fatcat:5kp4yatlijastiecddlkgs3iui