Energy efficiency as a factor of architecture development. Tradition and present

Barbara Ostrowska


The paper explains how climatic conditions and the closely related principle of energy efficiency influence the forms of traditional buildings, as well as presents how to draw on traditional experiences in shaping the contemporary sustainable architecture. The methods of reducing buildings energy consumption are assigned to three main stages of its existence: the stage of construction, operation and decommissioning.

Słowa kluczowe: energy efficiency, tradition, sustainable design