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This document was prepared by ENERGIES 2050 on behalf of the Institut de la Francophonie for Sustainable Development (IFDD).

Extract from the OIF/IFDD website

The objective of the Sustainable Building Guide for the Tropics is to provide answers to environmental, economic and social issues, the consequences of massive urbanization and unsuitable building design and construction practices in tropical regions. It aims to serve as a reference for professionals in the construction sector and, more generally, the built environment as well as for public institutions working in the regions concerned. It is a continuation of the report “Energy Efficiency of Air Conditioning in a Tropical Environment” published by the Institute of Energy and Environment of the Francophonie (2002), broadening the issues addressed and integrating the ” Energy and environmental perspectives.

This Guide is part of the Francophone Initiatives for the Promotion of Sustainable Cities in Africa carried out by the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) through its subsidiary body, the Francophonie Institute for Sustainable Development (IFDD) And by its partners. In particular, this Guide is a realization of the Francophonie Initiative for Sustainable Cities (IFVD) co-founded by the IFDD and the ENERGIES 2050 association in 2011. In this sense, it is also an opportunity for everyone Question its professional practices and participate in development dynamics and resilient development, restrained in natural resources and in carbon, leading to a better living shared and generating economic activities meeting the criteria of sustainable development.

The first volume is devoted to the integration of sustainability objectives into the design of new buildings, including passive ventilation and lighting strategies as well as the design of air conditioning systems.

The first volume is devoted to the integration of sustainability objectives into the design of new buildings, dealing in particular with passive strategies. The second volume is complementary to the first volume and focuses on the energy efficiency of existing buildings in tropical regions. It focuses on four main themes:

Chapter 1: Diagnose building performance,
Chapter 2: Thermal insulation of the building,
Chapter 3: Air-conditioning and air-conditioning systems,
Chapter 4: Lighting, Water and Renewable Energies.

This Guide has been published with the support of the Brussels-Capital Region. Ventilation and lighting as well as the design of air-conditioning systems.


Sustainable Building Guide for the Tropics

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