ZEMCH Research Initiatives: Mass Customisation and Sustainability by Masa NoguchiZEMCH Research Initiatives: Mass Customisation and Sustainability by Masa Noguchi

ZEMCH Research Initiatives: Mass Customisation and Sustainability

Guest editorMasa Noguchi

Hardcover | November 6, 2015

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The earth is experiencing the adverse effect of climate change. In response to growing global warming issues and the constant increase of energy prices, house-builders and housing manufacturers today are becoming more responsive to the delivery of net zero energy and carbon dioxide emission sustainable homes than ever. Within this context, the sustainability may embrace housing economy and adequacy beyond the legitimacy in which the quality barely coincides with individuals' dynamic various needs, desires and expectations. In this special issue, 'mass customisation' is reviewed being considered as a paradoxical concept which has been recognised as a means to lessen production costs of end-user products whilst achieving the customisability through economies of scope rather than economies of scale. Nevertheless, the housing industry's business operation tends to follow routines and the close system mode of operation often hinders the enterprises from adopting unfamiliar inn ovations which may be inevitable in realising the delivery and operation of socially, economically and environmentally sustainable homes. In order to deliver a marketable and replicable zero energy/emission mass custom home, or ZEMCH, the strategic balance between the optional and standard features seems to be critical. The optional features may be provided with the aim to enhance design quality (or customizability) that helps contribute to satisfying desires and expectations of individual stakeholders. The standard equipment, on the other hand, needs to be installed in buildings as it aims to exceed product quality whose levels can be adjusted in conjunction with societal demands and requirements. This edition encompasses a wide spectrum of hopes and fears around the design, production and marketing approaches to the ZEMCH delivery and operation, and showcases some exemplars budding out in different climates around the globe

Title:ZEMCH Research Initiatives: Mass Customisation and SustainabilityFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:254 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.81 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.81 inPublished:November 6, 2015Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038421111

ISBN - 13:9783038421115


Table of Contents

List of ContributorsAbout the Guest EditorPrefaceChihiro ShimizuEstimation of Hedonic Single-Family House Price Function Considering Neighborhood EffectVariablesIngrid P. S. Araújo, Dayana B. Costa and Rita J. B. de MoraesIdentification and Characterization of Particulate Matter Concentrations at Construction JobsitesKarl WagnerGeneration of a Tropically Adapted Energy Performance Certificate for Residential BuildingsCynthia S. Hentschke, Carlos T. Formoso, Cecília G. Rocha and Marcia E. S. EchevesteA Method for Proposing Valued-Adding Attributes in Customized HousingSara Wilkinson and Renato Castiglia FeitosaRetrofitting Housing with Lightweight Green Roof Technology in Sydney, Australia, and Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArman Hashemi and Narguess KhatamiThe Effects of Air Permeability, Background Ventilation and Lifestyle on Energy Performance, Indoor Air Quality and Risk of Condensation in Domestic BuildingsCecília G. da Rocha, Carlos T. Formoso and Patrícia TzortzopoulosAdopting Product Modularity in House Building to Support Mass CustomisationMaría Dolores Andújar-Montoya, Virgilio Gilart-Iglesias, Andrés Montoyo and Diego Marcos-JorqueraConstruction Management Framework for Mass Customisation in Traditional ConstructionHasim Altan, Nicola Gasperini, Sam Moshaver and Antonio FrattariRedesigning Terraced Social Housing in the UK for Flexibility Using Building Energy Simulation with Consideration of Passive DesignArman Hashemi, Heather Cruickshank and Ali CheshmehzangiEnvironmental Impacts and Embodied Energy of Construction Methods and Materials in Low-Income Tropical HousingVictor Bunster and Masa NoguchiProfiling Space Heating Behavior in Chilean Social Housing: Towards Personalization of Energy Efficiency MeasuresJin-Hee Kim, Ha-Ryeon Kim and Jun-Tae KimCases of IEA SHC/EBC Task 40/Annex 52