SWAHILI MUSEUM IN MALINDI -SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES

1. Use low carbon-input materials and systems:
Materials such as wood and low-energy input masonry should be considered as more appropriate building materials. Moreover, the use of wood as a building material
will be a very effective strategy for sequestering carbon as part of future regional, national, or international carbon sequestration strategies and policies.
2. Design and plan buildings for low external energy inputs for ongoing building operations:
Buildings should be designed to be highly energy efficient and include the use of highly insulated building
envelopes, triple insulated glazing, and, where possible, passive solar heating with thermal mass storage systems.
Where required, lighting systems should use LED task lighting in combination with natural day-lighting. Design to
allow for natural ventilation, and simple low energy mechanical systems.
3. Design buildings for maximum day-lighting:
Daylight will be the primary source of lighting for buildings in a post-carbon city, so buildings should
be designed to make the most of daylight for internal lighting. Because the pressure to reduce the
overall surface area of glazing in building envelopes to reduce energy loss will be significant, the use of
daylight will become of strategic importance in the design of building form. Narrower floor plates,
internal courtyards, and atrium spaces are good examples of possible daylight effective strategies.

4. Design for use of local materials and products:
Future oriented cities will need to be much more localized in their use of materials and
products. The increased cost of energy will dramatically increase transportation-related
costs of non-local materials. That should in turn create a greater
demand for locally produced.
5. Design for use of building systems that can be serviced and maintained with local materials, parts and
labour:
Climate change and peak oil will more than likely reduce global trade, and reduce easy access to materials,
products and systems from other countries. Therefore, building systems should be designed to be serviceable
through a local supply of parts and labour.

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