Ljiljana Jevremovic, Branko AJ Turnsek, Milanka Vasic, Marina Jordanovic

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Abstract. This paper deals with the process of design in the context of the idea of energy conservation. We used analytical instruments in order to extract the principles and methods the architects used in their design as the solutions for passive design concepts. We narrowed down our research focus to the industrial architecture as a paradigm of the contemporary designs that is very much into the idea of green technology and energy conservation. As great energy consumers by their function, investors of the industrial buildings are justifiably interested in building a more energy effective building. There is a characteristic difference in the design of industrial architecture and the other types that also make passive design applications specific. Using the case study method and invert method of translation, we have examined the selected design projects. We tend to make some progress in the field of architectural design methodology, as a main area of application of our findings. The idea was to make the proposition of methodological principles extracted from the successful architectural practice for more rational and less time-consuming design method that has passive design component.

Key words: energy efficiency, passive design, industrial architecture, solar architecture, case study, design principles

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