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Promotion Of Energy Efficiency And Of Bioclimatic Architecture In Buildings

Original Language Title: Promoção da eficiência energética e da arquitectura bioclimática nos edifícios

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Draft Resolution No. 419 /X

Promotion of Energy Efficiency and Bioclimatic Architecture in the


The buildings represent in Portugal about 30% of energy consumes and 60%

of the electric consumes, the real estate sector being the second largest issuer of CO2

in the Country.

The multiple and effective technical and technological solutions are already available today in the

market for a growing use of renewable natural resources for purposes

energy, associated with the recent passage of the legislation on the micro-generation, come,

as a whole, to propitiate the scope of significant reductions in consumes

energy in our buildings.

If the one we add the expressive technical and technological advancements already nowadays

noteworthy within the framework of the bioclimatic architecture-which, from the design and the

design of buildings and construction works come to allow, above all, the application

both from Cooling Strategies, with the aim of protecting and dissipating heat in the

Summer, as of Heating Strategies, which aim to maximize the caption of the

solar radiation and store that energy in the building over the winter-we will have,

then, which are created the indispensable conditions for a significant

reduction of energy consumables from our buildings.

The bioclimatic architecture intervenes and interacts, primarily, with the issues of

lighting and natural ventilation.


Our Country has, for more, natural conditions, geographical and climatic conditions, almost

unique to a very significant harnessing of the Efficiency potential

Energy by the ensemble of the national edified. For example, Portugal receives, in

average, annually, more than 2,500 hours of solar exposure and it is calculated that, even in

inverse days, the temperature in the photovoltaic panels can reach the 60 to 0 C.

Diversely, in the summer these systems will be able to operate in an inverse manner, circulating

the heat on the exterior of the building's facade and later returning to the atmosphere.

To the end and to the cable, many of these techniques and technologies more are not than one

"refreshment", with a technical and technological enhancement, of practices that, in some

cases, they have been long followed in the construction of buildings by both our parents,

as for our grandparents.

It is thought, therefore, that it becomes absolutely indispensable to create the conditions, in the

our Country, for the implementation of the Bioclimatic Architecture, with a view to obtaining the

maximum Energy Efficiency in buildings.

In addition to the more, this will be the only path that will be able to lead us, in a way

sustainable, to an expressive reduction of our energy bill, with the correlative

mitigation of environmental externalities, such as the contribution to the reduction of the

emissions from Gases with Effect of Stuff.

It is understood that these goals can only be achieved and perpetuated in a way

sustainable if they are inserted into the curricula , specifically, of the architects,

projectists, designers and all technical actors from design to

to the final operation of the buildings, as well as if a serious one is registered

commitment, in that sense, on the part of the professional orders covered.


In these terms,

The Assembly of the Republic recommends to the Government the following:

a) Que diligene, with respect for university autonomy, in the sense

of inclusion in the curricula officers from the Teaching of techniques, technologies and

best practices available for achieving maximum Efficiency

Energy in the buildings, including the subjects relating to

Bioclimatic Architecture;

b) Who intercede together with the Order of Engineers and the Order of the

Architects in the sense of raising these entities an involvement

direct and committed to the promotion of the objectives referred to in the


Palace of Saint Benedict, January 15, 2009.

The Deputies of the Parliamentary Group of the Social Democratic Party,