Energy Aspects of Green Buildings – International Experience

L. Kauskale 1 , I. Geipele 1 , N. Zeltins 2 , and I. Lecis 1
  • 1 Riga Technical University, Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics, 6-210 Kalnciema Street, LV-1048, Riga, Latvia
  • 2 Institute of Physical Energetics, 11 Krivu Street, Riga, LV-1006, Latvia

Abstract

At present, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is one of the main environmental priorities globally, and implementation of sustainability aspects in the construction industry, including energy aspects, is of major importance for long-term environmental development, as buildings have a long life cycle and require many resources both for construction and operation periods. The aim of the research is to analyse energy aspects of green buildings. The results of research show that the construction of green buildings can significantly result in energy savings and has other benefits for different market participants. Future research directions have been identified as well.

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