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August 2000 | DES 1

A Participatory Approach to Energy Efficient Design

David Oppenheim

A small 1500 m2 net lettable area two storey energy efficient office building was designed using a Participatory Design Approach. Ecologically sustainable design is a multi-disciplinary task at all stages, and this design strategy was chosen because it best suited the problem to be solved, and ensured that energy efficiency was integrated from the beginning of the project. This case study describes this design method, the project team, the use of energy targets and computer modelling.

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