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Proposal for a Methodology for Sustainable Rehabilitation Strategies of the Existing Building Stock—The Ponte Gêa Neighborhood

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Centre of Materials and Building Technologies (C–MADE/UBI), Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Beira Interior (UBI), 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
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Civil Engineering Department, Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, 6000-084 Castelo Branco, Portugal
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Academic Editor: César Martín-Gómez
Received: 1 February 2021 / Revised: 23 March 2021 / Accepted: 25 March 2021 / Published: 2 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Architecture Design)
Having in mind the objectives of the United Nations Development Agenda 2030, which refers to the sustainable principles of a circular economy, it is urgent to improve the performance of the built environment. The existing buildings must be preserved and improved in order to reduce their environmental impact, in line with the need to revert climate change and reduce the occurrence of natural disasters. This work had as its main goal to identify and define a methodology for promoting the rehabilitation of buildings in the Ponte Gêa neighborhood, in the city of Beira, Mozambique, with an emphasis on energy efficiency, water efficiency, and construction and demolition waste management. The proposed methodology aims to create a decision support method for creating strategic measures to be implemented by considering the three specific domains—energy, water, and waste. This model allows for analyzing the expected improvement according to the action to be performed, exploring both individual and community solutions. It encompasses systems of standard supply that can reveal greater efficiency and profitability. Thus, the in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of urban space and buildings allows for establishing guidelines for the renovation process of the neighborhood. View Full-Text
Keywords: rehabilitation of buildings; energy efficiency; water efficiency; waste management; climate change; urbanism rehabilitation of buildings; energy efficiency; water efficiency; waste management; climate change; urbanism
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Santos, M.M.; Lanzinha, J.C.G.; Ferreira, A.V. Proposal for a Methodology for Sustainable Rehabilitation Strategies of the Existing Building Stock—The Ponte Gêa Neighborhood. Designs 2021, 5, 26. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/designs5020026

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Santos MM, Lanzinha JCG, Ferreira AV. Proposal for a Methodology for Sustainable Rehabilitation Strategies of the Existing Building Stock—The Ponte Gêa Neighborhood. Designs. 2021; 5(2):26. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/designs5020026

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Santos, Michael M., João C.G. Lanzinha, and Ana V. Ferreira 2021. "Proposal for a Methodology for Sustainable Rehabilitation Strategies of the Existing Building Stock—The Ponte Gêa Neighborhood" Designs 5, no. 2: 26. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/designs5020026

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