循環型集合住宅"エコタウン"のエネルギーと物質収支に関する検討 [in Japanese] Study on Energy and Mass Balance of the Self-Sustainable Apartment "ECOTOWN" [in Japanese]
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For realizing the recycling society, the large-scale and centralized recycling system is mainly studied. However, taking account of handling and transportation of materials to be recycled, the small-scale and decentralized recycling system could be more viable to save the resources. We have advanced the assessment on the self-sustainable apartment complex, so-called ECOTOWN, which is typically small-scale recycling society. It has been clarified that the operation of the self-sustainable apartment is practical as a whole by the introduction of the technologies of better thermal insulation building materials, energy-saving electric appliances, energy and cost saving life style, the use of the natural energy resources and the waste to energy facility, etc. This article provides the further studies on more practical operation of ECOTOWN from the view point of mass balance such as water, food, wastes and the like in addition to the energy balance which has already been studied.
Eco-Engineering 19(1), 9-11, 2007-01-31
The Society of Eco-Engineering