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The environmental sustainability at the time of COVID-19 pandemy: an holistic approach through LEED ® v4 BD+C rating system

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Abstract

 

The intent and metrics of LEED v4 BD+C have been taken as a reference and analysed, for a holistic approach to the energy and environmental issues emerging from the implications that COVID-19 pandemy may have on building design and urban planning.

The research comprises an overview of the LEED v4 BD+C prerequisites and credits, with a focus on the issues of air conditioning and ventilation, and the related guidance provided by the building services engineers organization.

 

[published as pre-print in Researchgate, full text attached as .pdf in the "Additional documents" section below]