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1Universität of Natural Resources and Life SciencesInstitute of Structural Engineering Climate adaptive architecture in desert regions World Day to Combat Desertification17thJune 2016Arch. DI Dr. Doris Österreicher, MScUniversity of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, AustriaInstitute for Structural Engineering, Sustainable Constructions40% of the world‘s energy consumption is attributed to the construction and use of buildingsBUILDINGS + CLIMATEWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Energy Efficiency in BuildingsTransformingthe market, WBCSD, Geneva, 2009 2•High internal comfort •Spaces based on need and usebut also…•Adequate use of (local) resources•Zero CO2buildings •Building which produce rather than consume energy WHAT WE ARE AIMING FOR…human shelter in an economically, ecologically and socially sound wayClimateregionsbasedon Ernst Neef (1954); www.klima-der-erde.de/klimazonen.html CLIMATE ZONES 3Addis AbebaLondonSingaporeDesert ClimateTemperate Clima...