—Nowadays, the promotion of sustainable
architectural solutions represents an important promotion and
development highlight, although destined to a very specific
target audience – the ones interested in the environmental
aspects and with high purchasing power. However, the
Sustainability and Energy Efficiency issue is universal and can
only get a satisfactory answer by the society widespread
Despite the population sensitivity to these questions, the fact
is the existing architectural solutions are too far apart from the
middle class expectations, investment power, rhythm and
everyday way of life.
Thus, we explore the recovery of buildings as a more
economically viable option, proposing the development of a
Domotic system specifically designed for the house Passive
Processes promotion, which will ensure optimal comfort
conditions, efficiency and the constant building management
and its processes.
—Automation, building rehabilitation, domotic,
energy efficiency, inova domus, passive processes.
The authors are with Universidade Lusíada do Porto, Portugal (e-mail:
Cite: Bruno Marques and Luís Pestana Baptista, "Automation of Passive Processes: Energy Efficiency in
Adjusting to the Environmental Constraints," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 229-232, 2015.