A comparative investigation on sustainable strategies of vernacular buildings and modern buildings in southwest China

Yehao Song, Shimeng Hao, Jialiang Wang, Junjie Li

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Abstract

Vernacular architecture results from long-term growth with strong regionalism and passive methods responding to climate. Its sustainable design strategies are widely recognized as passive and effective solutions to the field of building energy efficiency. This research is proposed to comparatively investigate sustainable design strategies and evaluate environmental performance of vernacular buildings and modern buildings in the South-west China. We conducted an in-depth field investigation including questionnaires on 50 selected traditional buildings and two series of continued measurements (on April and Auguest) on 6 selected representative buildings in Tongzi, Chongqing. This paper focuses on the comparative analysis of thermal performance in vernacular dwellings and modern dwellings. The results reveal that certain efficient and effective passive design strategies exist in the vernacular buildings in South-west area of China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 28th International PLEA Conference on Sustainable Architecture + Urban Design
Subtitle of host publicationOpportunities, Limits and Needs - Towards an Environmentally Responsible Architecture, PLEA 2012
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event28th International PLEA Conference on Sustainable Architecture + Urban Design: Opportunities, Limits and Needs - Towards an Environmentally Responsible Architecture, PLEA 2012 - Lima, France
Duration: Nov 7 2012Nov 9 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 28th International PLEA Conference on Sustainable Architecture + Urban Design: Opportunities, Limits and Needs - Towards an Environmentally Responsible Architecture, PLEA 2012

Conference

Conference28th International PLEA Conference on Sustainable Architecture + Urban Design: Opportunities, Limits and Needs - Towards an Environmentally Responsible Architecture, PLEA 2012
CountryFrance
CityLima
Period11/7/1211/9/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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