PoSiP - New SNF Project

SuAT obtains a SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation) grant for the PoSiP project (Potentials of Site and Proximity for Sustainable Buildings and Neighborhoods).

In the project we introduce a new approach to conceptualize buildings as connected entities in an urban fabric. Instead of a subsequent evaluation the performance of an architectural design and its improvement through performance analysis and iterative amelioration, we propose a radical shift, starting at the conceptual stage and geared towards the identification of potentials for utilizing abundant and renewable energy sources specific to a building site and its proximity. To be effective for sustainable design, these potentials, qualities and quantities have to be assessed, evaluated and synthesized. This includes employing 'active' building technologies as well as 'passive' design techniques and the networking of buildings for a cooperative exploitation and management of renewable energy sources.

> More info at the PoSiP page.