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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the potentialities of an MBT - ''Mixed Building Technology'' solution under the point of view of the thermal and the acoustic performance and the visual comfort. For this purpose, a case study is presented, where the performance of a MBT building (an office building in Coimbra) is compared with the performance of a virtual traditional building with the same geometry and orientation. The fundamental difference between these two buildings is the weight of the building elements and the solar exposure strategy.

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Authors: BRAGANCA L, Civil Engineering Department, University of Minho, Guimarães (PT);ALMEIDA M, Civil Engineering Department, University of Minho, Guimarães (PT);MENDES J, Civil Engineering Department, University of Minho, Guimarães (PT);SIMÕES DA SILVA L, Civil Engineering Department, University of Coimbra (PT)
Bibliographic Reference: A paper published in "Improvement of buildings' structural quality by new technologies": Proceedings of the international seminar, Lisbon, 19 and 20 April 2002. EUR 20728. pp.217-225. Euro: 35
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ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-5684-1
Record Number: 200327123 / Last updated on: 2003-11-21
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en