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Life-Cycle System Design for Buildings Research Group｜
A Building Life-Cycle Performance Evaluations and Decision Support Systems consist of many sub-systems having both similar and dissimilar attributes. Such sub-systems include those for structure, construction, facilities and communications. The major research focus for New Generation Structures is high performance structural materials, structural components, and structural systems. The efficiency of the structural materials can be enhanced and the amount of both structural and construction materials used in buildings can be reduced. The research goal of innovative R&D of Green Materials Produced from Waste is o manufacture green building materials by using low energy consumption methods to apply activation and gel-forming technologies that can transform existing industrial and agricultural wastes into bonding materials and light-weight aggregates. The eco-tech design project seeks to integrate various technologies to achieve sustainability while emphasizing interaction between creativity and engineering concepts in designing for projects ranging from interiors to whole cities. The project of New Generation Facility Performance and Power Systems research investigates how facility systems can provide open access and sustainable performance, with special focus on breakthroughs in building drainage-system problems, development of power generation potential in future building system design, and systems for power management in buildings.