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Advantages of an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Sustainable Development of Two Scenarios in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, International Burch University, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Institute of Material Technology, Building Physics, and Building Ecology, Research Unit of Ecological Building Technologies, Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13/207-3, 1040 Vienna, Austria
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center of the University of Zenica, 72000 Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Buildings 2019, 9(6), 143; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9060143
Received: 10 May 2019 / Revised: 24 May 2019 / Accepted: 5 June 2019 / Published: 13 June 2019
Presently, almost all human activities (agriculture, transport, industry, construction sector, etc.) have an adverse impact on the environment. The construction sector in the EU alone accounts for a big part of the total energy consumption and emission of CO2. Two-thirds of the energy used in the construction sector in Europe goes to housing. As the number of residents grows, the requirements for new housing increase, causing an additional increase in energy consumption and new CO2 emissions for construction, maintenance, lighting, ventilation, cooling, and heating. Benefits of detailed planning of sustainable development of the construction sector are manifold. The most important benefits are sustainable use of resources, economic and social development of communities, increasing employment rates, improvements of living conditions and protection of the environment. Two scenarios for the development of an energy-efficient construction sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a focus on housing facilities are developed, in order to address the needs and benefits of detailed planning. Both scenarios analyze the effects on job creation, the impact of used construction materials on the environment and eco balance of local products. The difference in the solutions confirms the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to the planning of sustainable systems so that not only technical, but also economic and social benefits can be evaluated thanks to the combination of methods used. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable development; sustainable housing; holistic approach; interdisciplinary planning; natural materials; primary energy; CO2 emission; strategic development sustainable development; sustainable housing; holistic approach; interdisciplinary planning; natural materials; primary energy; CO2 emission; strategic development
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Klaric, S.; Korjenic, A.; Hollands, J.; Subasic, L. Advantages of an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Sustainable Development of Two Scenarios in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Buildings 2019, 9, 143.

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