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TitleStudy of the of the concept of community buildings and its importance for land use efficiency
Author(s)Barbosa, José Amarílio Soares Dias
Araújo, Catarina
Bragança, L.
Mateus, Ricardo
KeywordsBuilding performance
Community buildings
Land use efficiency
Sustainable Buildings
Issue dateJul-2015
PublisherMULTICOMP - Artes Gráficas, Lda
CitationBarbosa J. A., Araújo C., Mateus R., Bragança L. Study of the of the concept of community buildings and its importance for Land Use Efficiency, Euro-ELECS 2015 - 1st Latin-American and European Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Communities, Vol. 2, pp. 1347-1354, doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.4269.0402, 2015
Abstract(s)Nowadays cities are facing several environmental problems due to the population migration to urban areas, which is causing urban sprawl. This way, it is very important to define solutions to improve Land Use Efficiency (LUE). This article proposes the use of community buildings features as a solution to increase land use efficiency. Community buildings consider the design of shared building spaces to reduce the floor area of buildings. This work tests the performance of some case-study buildings regarding LUE to analyse its possible pros and cons. A quantifiable method is used to assess buildingsâ LUE, which considers the number of occupants, the gross floor area, the functional area, the implantation area and the allotment area. Buildings with higher values for this index have reduced environmental impacts because they use less construction materials, produce less construction and demolition wastes and require less energy for building operation. The results showed that the use of community building features can increase Land Use Efficiency of buildings.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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