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The impact of architecture on sustainability
This paper sets out to show how the decisions made at the architectural design stage, particularly when carried out in conjunction with the building services design, can have an impact on the running costs and energy consumption of buildings. It makes suggestions as to what needs to be considered and the arguments for and against the likely impacts of each assessment to allow the embedding of sustainability into buildings to enable energy conservation in a climate change world.
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Derek Walker IEng ACIBSE MASHRAE is a director of EDP Consulting Ltd, a building services consulting practice that specialises in building sciences — the interaction of engineering services with building fabric. He has been a practising engineer for over 32 years with 16 years’ experience in designing lowenergy and passive buildings. He has acquired a large amount of knowledge resulting from working with architects in delivering low-energy buildings.