ZEMCH is an acronym of zero energy mass custom home that reflects socially, economically, environmentally, and humanly sustainable built environments that have been applied to developed and developing countries. Today's sociodemographic changes are leading to the emergence of non-traditional households and societal shifts are affecting housing design in regard to configuration, functionality, and ornamentation. Customisation and personalisation of the built environment can be considered as a means to help accommodate such diversity over the building’s lifespan. A house is a system of both energy and environment. Thus, it also has an impact on the consequences of climate change. The mass production of zero energy homes in the global context, may help to build a positive pathway towards changing the tide of climate change. Nevertheless, housing affordability is a prominent issue around the globe, and the volume of delivery of high-performance low-cost homes may contribute to this alleviation.
This first volume embraces these sustainable housing delivery challenges by encompassing a wide spectrum of theoretical and pragmatic design, production, communication, and marketing strategies, as well as educational attempts within the context of ZEMCH R&D activities.
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