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Environmental and Economic Analysis of Thermal Active Building System

By Paulo Fabiano Reis Lessa, João Daniel Reis Lessa, Rodrigo Junio Barcelos Pereira and Pedro Américo Almeida Magalhães Junior


This paper is regarding one promising technological solution – which is so called Thermal Active Building\ud Systems (TABS) –for one of the most critical problems both in environmental and economic aspects, which is\ud the raising energy consumption. Buildings are the principal application target of the solution once that\ud population spends most part of their time inside them. Therefore, more energy is required to supply an\ud increasingly demand in lighting, air conditioning, heating, electronic devices and so on. In this context, TABS\ud emerge like a possible solution. To ensure the system efficiency or, in other words, prove its viability, it will be\ud applied an environmental management tool (SWOT Analysis) weighting all the pros and comparing with its\ud drawbacks, based on previous experiences in implantation of such system, available in literature. A basic\ud theoretical background, which is extremely important to a better comprehension of the system, covering both\ud engineering and environmental management areas, is presented on this paper. Results shown that TABS are\ud efficient mechanisms in the reduction of power consumption, committed with sustainable development, and\ud which worth the investments in a Life Cycle Cost evaluatio

Topics: sustainable development, TABS, energy consumption, Indoor Air Quality, , engineering., Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040, Technology, T
Publisher: International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications
Year: 2016
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