Bioclimatic Analysis State School in the City of Macapá-Amapá/Brazil

Jânio de Aragão, Adailson Bartolomeu, Lissandro Botelho, Alexander Lobo, Sylvio Mário Puga Ferreira, Luiz Agusto Soares


The growth of cities shows the importance of seeking solutions that minimize the environmental impacts due to the fact that civil construction is among the activities that cause most environmental degradation. Bioclimatic architecture, that relates man to climate, optimizes the energy relations with the surrounding natural environment through architectural designs and particular strategies. The architectural design is the most adequate stage for implementing sustainability guidelines in the building. In the context of school building in the State of Amapá, the standard design developed by SEINF-AP asserts itself as a school building defined according to the construction rationalization for the generation of economy in public administration; however it has been found that due priority has not been given to the building environmental performance. The implantation of the building on the site and its physical configuration in the school environment should adapt itself to the climatic characteristics of the region and the terrain where it may be built. The lack of flexibility in these projects entails unfavorable conditions – especially thermal comfort in the building – which interfere in productivity, motivation and concentration of the users.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n11p621

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