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A Holistic Approach of Energy Efficient Building Design. Case Study: A Housing Design Proposal in Seferihisar, İzmir, Turkey

1 Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Buca-İzmir, TURKEY
2 Dokuz Eylul University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Buca-Izmir, TURKEY

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Abstract. As one of developing countries in the world, Turkey has significant potential of solar, wind and geothermal energies. Besides, residential areas have primary importance in terms of energy requirements in Turkey since 29.6% of end-use energy is used by the residential sector. The aim of this paper was to set a link between theory and practice in terms of energy efficient building design. First, energy efficient environmental and building design principles have been reviewed in current literature. Afterwards, a holistic design approach beginning with site selection and extending to building design principles, which combines energy efficiency and sustainable principles of "conservation of resources", "life cycle design" and "design for human" have been proposed. In the second stage, a practical housing design model for Seferihisar was developed following predetermined passive and active energy efficient design principles. Energy efficient design principles, integration of active energy resources into design model were considered and these technical instruments that regenerate energy have been interpreted as architectural artefacts during the design process.

K e y w o r d s:  energy efficient architecture, holistic design approach, housing design proposal, Seferihisar, İzmir, Turkey