Net Zero Carbon Built Environment: Ein systemischer Ansatz zur Unterstützung von Entscheidungsprozessen in der Entwurfsphase von Gebäuden

Marco Scherz*, Alexander Passer, Helmuth Kreiner

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By limiting global warming to 2 °C, the climate goals set by the United Nations in 2015 (Agenda 2030) will clearly be missed. The shrinking of our GHG budget has shown that the implementation of a weak sustainability concept - i.e. equal consideration of all sustainability dimensions (environmental, economic and social) - is not sufficient to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Based on the concept of strong sustainability focusing on the environmental dimension of sustainability this article highlights the challenges in the achievement of a Net Zero Carbon Built Environment by the implementation of a systemic design model in the early design stage of buildings. The visualisation of individual planning practices and their systemic behaviour in relation to other planning practices respectively to the SDGs support planners to manage the complexity and to reduce the additional effort within the implementation of sustainability aspects in the early design stage of buildings. Next to the visualisation of the environmental impacts of planning practices, effects on other SDGs can be highlighted. Furthermore, the planner is supported in the decision-aiding processes in the early design stage. With the application of the systemic design model and the implementation of identified planning practices the contribution to the fulfilment of Agenda 2030 increases.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationTechnologie- und Klimawandel
Subtitle of host publicationEnergie - Gebäude - Umwelt
EditorsHildegard Gremmel-Simon
PublisherLeykam Buchverlagsgesellschaft
Pages167 - 175
ISBN (Print)978-3-7011-0460-4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2020
Evente-nova 2020: Technologie- und Klimawandel - Virtuell, Austria
Duration: 26 Nov 202027 Nov 2020

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Conferencee-nova 2020

Fields of Expertise

  • Sustainable Systems

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