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Sustainability Consulting

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regroup is using ecotool.asia, a flexible sustainability toolbox and survey tool for the building design process. The focus is on concepts and actions with a high leverage and large effect on the targeted goals. An economy of means as a basis of design process is as important as the maximization of energy efficiency of the building.

  • Simple, passive, stable, good-natured systems (more passive, less active systems to control the internal climate)
  • Consideration of the economic and technological level in south east asia
  • Economically viable measures
  • Prevent adverse and promotion of desired effects
  • Respect the physical principles

ecotool system is based on three aspects:

 

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Context – Passive Energy Performance

Preserving and adequate handling as well as usage of existing resources.

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Usage – Active Energy Performance

Reduction and optimization of required building energy.

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Building – Static Building Performance

smart concepts and appropriate constructions,
“form follows climate and function”

The three main aspects of ecotool are divided into several sub points with individual approaches.

 

  • Wind fostering and use of cross ventilation and buoyancy ventilation
  • Sun reducing the heat gain
  • Water minimize water use and groundwater preservation, and improve of water quality
  • Landscape greened, natural surroundings
  • Energy Generating use of renewables energy
  • Cooling/ Dehumidification / Ventilation energy efficient systems and healthy living climate
  • Light natural light and optimized use of artificial light
  • Monitoring & Regulation monitor and control energy consumption
  • Overall Design efficient concept and disposition
  • Structure sustainable, adequate to climate and functions
  • Envelope separation between interior and exterior climate
  • Construction/ Materials quality & sustainable materials

 

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Definition sustainability

Sustainability means a balance between social, economical, and ecological issues and this balance has to be found out individually for each project and location.

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economic Performance

  • long-term economic model: construction, operational, energy
  • maintenance, and replacement costs
  • longevity of materials

social Performance

  • long-term development, possibilities future transformations
  • high level of architectural quality
  • consideration of the physical, cultural, and social context

ecological Performance

  • reduces global CO2 emissions, reduced ecological footprint
  • energy efficiency, reduced energy consumption
  • use of renewable resources (active and passive)
  • grey energy minimization, use of recycled content materials