Biomimetic reinvention of the construction industry: Energy management and sustainability

Olusegun Aanuoluwapo Oguntona, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa

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Abstract

High energy use, consumption and depletion of natural resources, and environmental degradation and pollution are few of the numerous impacts of the construction industry. These are traceable to the unsustainable construction practices employed by most of the construction industry globally. Hence, the need for effective energy management and sustainability. With biomimicry, the study and emulation of nature's entirety to offer sustainable solutions to human challenges, an era of novel and eco-friendly source of inspiration is heralded. This study sets out to examine the biomimetic energy management and sustainability for the reinvention of the construction industry. Literature review was conducted on nature-inspired ways and strategies of energy management and sustainability. Findings from the study revealed technology, policy, and education as major areas where biomimicry seeks to sustainably address energy challenges. The adoption and application of biomimetic strategies is important, as it offers much potential in energy management and sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2721-2727
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event9th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2017 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Aug 201724 Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Nature-inspired
  • bimimicry
  • construction industry
  • energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy

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