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Building Sustainability

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho n.º 7571/2019 - 26/08/2019

5 ECTS; 2º Ano, Anual, 42,0 TP , Cód. 818623.

- Ana Paula Gerardo Machado (1)(2)
- Anabela Mendes Moreira (2)

(1) Docente Responsável
(2) Docente que lecciona

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Raise awareness of the problems of preserving / valuing the quality of the environment and the impact of various environmental pollution phenomena. Know the basic principles and methodologies to be considered in civil construction interventions, in order to minimize negative effects on the natural environment. To promote the learning of the concept of sustainability indicator (s), durability (of materials and constructive systems), and life cycle analysis (of constructions). Emphasize the importance of ensuring the sustainability of the built environment, namely in the adoption of eco-efficient materials, in the reduction of pollutants, contaminants or toxic agents; the importance of the management of construction and demolition waste; and efficient management of energy and water resources. Highlight the contribution of innovative technology for the mitigation of polluting agents.

1. Contextualization of environmental sustainability. 2. The role of the UN and its historical framework. 3. Ecosystems and the effects of man / industry. 4. Sustainability indicators. Environmental management.5. The Construction industry. 5.1. Characterization of the construction industry in terms of environmental performance. 5.2 Consumption of materials. 5.2.1 Incorporated energy. 5.2.2 Ecological impact. 5.2.3 Potential for reuse and recycling. 5.2.4 Toxicity. 5.2.5 Costs and market value.6. Sustainable construction. 6.1 Principles of sustainable development. 6.2 Concept of eco-efficiency, durability and life cycle. 6.3 Integration and interconnection of the principles of sustainable construction. 6.4 Efficient selection of materials. 6.5 Energy efficiency. 6.6 Water efficiency. 6.7 Natural lighting and ventilation. 6.8 Construction and demolition waste management. 6.9 Mitigation of environmental noise. 6.10 Main systems for assessing the sustainability of buildings. 6.10.1 International. 6.10.2 Nationals. 6.11 Sustainable buildings: passive house, green building and nZEB.7. Technology and innovation in the development of Sustainable Construction. 7.1. Redefinition of vernacular materials and construction systems. 7.1.1 Vegetable fibers. 7.1.2 Wood. 7.1.3 Cork. 7.2 Manufacture using products based on industrial waste. 7.2.1 Waste from the cork industry. 7.2.2 Residues from the agri-food industries. 7.3 Recycled materials and products. 7.4 The integration of the concept of sustainability in the life cycle of a building. 7.4.1 IT in the life cycle of a building. 7.4.2 nZEB and smart cities. 7.5 Nanotechnology in Construction.

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment comprises two components:
(i) a closed-book theoretical-practical test (PE) either in continuous assessment or exam periods. A minimum mark of 8/20 in the test worth 50% of the overall grade.
(ii) practical work (TP), with a classification of 20/20 and a weight of 50% in the overall grade.
Each component (PE and TP) is composed of two parts: part I and part II. The grade of each component (PE and TP) is the sum of the marks obtained in each part (part I and II).

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- Mateus, R. e Bragança, L. (2006). Tecnologias Construtivas para a Sustentabilidade da Construção. .: Ed. Ecopy
- Pinheiro, M. (2006). Ambiente e Construção Sustentável. Lisboa: Instituto do Ambiente
- Torgal, F. e Jalali, S. (2010). Sustentabilidade dos Materiais de Construção. Minho: TecMinho

Teaching Method
Lectures focusing on key theoretical topics supported by audiovisual resources. Interactive method with questions and challenges promoting reflection. Student-centred approach in which problem-solving and research is encouraged.

Software used in class
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