SUSTAINABILITY
AT CEFC
Sustainable strategies
Living space
  • Optimize building orientation and spacing to ensure adequate sunlight access;
  • Various typologies and shapes;
  • Walkable distances: all houses will be within 7 minutes walk from public transport and facilities;
  • Optimize glass ratio bazing on orientation and inner zoning;
  • Solar technologies integration;
  • Heavyweight construction for continental climate to exploit the thermal inertia effect.
Social
  • Children open spaces and playgrounds;
  • Combine 2in1 function to create a 24h liveable building and attractive space;
  • Shopping streets rather than shopping centres enhance the character of a place;
  • Aggregation spaces: the more optional activities there are in a public space, the more likely that there will be sociability, people meeting and striking up conversation with strangers.
Energy
  • Geothermal supply;
  • Solar collector system;
  • Water cycle management.
Mobility
  • Creating more environmentally friendly inter-mobility transport;
  • Decrease car speed limits to reduce noise pollution and improve human being safety;
  • Solar access to the underground car parking;
  • Sheltered pathways making more comfortable open spaces.
Environment
  • Various green spaces, typologies and hierarchies: CO2 reduction and noise proofing;
  • Site soil movement re-use to create artificial landscape;
  • Green network as a tool to link the surrounds.