Antonin Lupisek

Antonin Lupisek
Czech Technical University in Prague | ČVUT · University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings

PhD

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Introduction
Antonin Lupisek currently works at the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings, Czech Technical University in Prague. Antonin does research in Architectural Engineering and Environmental Engineering and serves as Head of Department Architecture and the Environment. He gives lectures on Integrated Building Design and Building Quality Assessment at the Faculty of Civil Engineering. Current projects are MORE-CONNECT (EU H2020) and several national projects on development of prefabricated low-carbon and resilient residential buildings. Since 2007 Antonin organizes international conference series Central Europe towards Sustainable Building, www.cesb.cz.
Additional affiliations
July 2021 - present
Czech Technical University in Prague
Position
  • Managing Director
January 2016 - June 2021
Czech Technical University in Prague
Position
  • Head of Department
June 2013 - present
Czech Technical University in Prague
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

Publications

Publications (126)
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Climate change and environmental policies are widely discussed, but much less is known about emissions embodied in goods traded internationally, and the distinction between emission producers and consumers. The carbon dioxide emissions embodied in international trade in Central European countries are subject to examination in this paper. As a resul...
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This paper presents building design strategies for reducing embodied energy and embodied carbon dioxide emissions as developed within the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme. The design strategies are illustrated using three case studies of design optimisations of building elements, the building structural sy...
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One of the major anthropogenic sources of greenhouse gases is the operation of building stock. Improving its energy efficiency has the potential to significantly contribute to achieving climate change mitigation targets. The purpose of this study was to roughly estimate such potential for the operation of the national building stock of Czechia to s...
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Building information modeling (BIM) and life cycle assessment (LCA) are two methods that can be helpful when designing buildings with lower environmental impacts. One of the most significant examples of environmental impact assessments in construction is green building certification. Certified buildings have improved performance and greater asset v...
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Target values for creating carbon budgets for buildings are important for developing climate-neutral building stocks. A lack of clarity currently exists for defining carbon budgets for buildings and what constitutes a unit of assessment—particularly the distinction between production- and consumption-based accounting. These different perspectives o...
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Life cycle assessment (LCA) has become an important part of building design optimization. Design studios need tools that make the LCA of buildings faster and simple, and provide results that allow comparison between variants. The objective of this study was to show the possibility of LCA data integration into the existing building design tool, the...
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Life cycle assessment (LCA) is increasingly being used as a tool by the building industry and actors to assess the global warming potential (GWP) of building activities. In several countries, life cycle based requirements on GWP are currently being incorporated into building regulations. After the establishment of general calculation rules for buil...
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Gas radon is the main source of ionising radiation for humans and the second cause of lung cancer, just after smoking. Radon is present in the ground, and its concentration differs soil by soil according to the permeability and the mineral composition. Since radon mainly penetrates a building through cracks and fractures at the foundation level, it...
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This is the current version of a document that began development in March 2022. The authors and contributors have assembled this document in order to bring some key issues related to energy, environment and climate change to the attention of Ukrainian authorities and international funding agencies, to maximise the chances of such issues being consi...
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In the past decade, the world has faced many challenges, including the effects resulting from human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. In the construction industry, efforts are being made to combat climate change and protect the environment by developing rating systems aimed at designing sustainable buildings. One of these tools is SBToolCZ, the Cze...
Technical Report
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This is a final version of a document that began development in March 2022. The authors and contributors have assembled this document in order to bring some key issues related to energy, environment and climate change to the attention of Ukrainian authorities and international funding agencies, to maximise the chances of such issues being considere...
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The keynote presentation discussed the necessity for adapting building systems and components to the next generation needs. First part raised that it is needed to change the way we think about the design of new buildings. The second part suggested that existing EU building stock needs to be massively upgraded (faster than we have been doing so far)...
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This is a more complete and final version of the preceding paper from 24 April on the same subject.
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Příspěvek stručně představujedostupné systémy pro reportování udržitelnosti univerzit včetně příkladů ze světa a vysvětluje jejich vztah k plánování výstavby. Ukáže, které nástroje a jaké principy pro plánování a řízení udržitelnosti ve stavebnictví je možné použít a jak se to může projevit při koncepční přípravě výstavby univerzitních budov.
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Nowadays, the impacts of global climate change are occurring faster than expected, differently region by region. Adaptation measures in the built environment must ensure a long-term integrity and consider the entire building life cycle. Global warming and energy shortage have aroused considerable interests in climate-responsive technologies over re...
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Designing sustainable and, at the same moment, resilient buildings is a necessity to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. However, these two building design approaches-sustainability and resilience-are usually treated separately. Typically, resilience-improving strategies are placed only after a disruptive event and not at the design...
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Sustainable retrofitting of existing buildings is a prerequisite for achieving climatic and energy objectives in the EU. Thus, practical tools supporting the evaluation and decision-making process when planning retrofit interventions are required. In specific areas, in addition to energy efficiency, the improvement in building resilience to natural...
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Radon inside buildings represents the primary source of human exposure to ionising radiation in the world. Studies in many countries have shown that high indoor radon levels are the second most frequent cause of lung cancer. This gas can enter a building through cracks, fractures, or other leaky places in structures that are in contact with the soi...
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Introduction: The international research project IEA EBC Annex 72 investigates the life cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings. The project aims inter alia to harmonise LCA approaches on buildings. Methods: To identify major commonalities and discrepancies among national LCA approaches, reference buildings were defined to present a...
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BIM has become widely used and preferred in building design. The benefits of this model can also be used to calculate the environmental impact of buildings. This paper presents the acquisition and implementation of environmental data to the existing and growing BIM library of building materials. The library contains specific (non-generic) elements,...
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Historically, the fire-safety orders restricted the use of majority of the nature-based low impact materials in town buildings. Houses therefore became rigid and resilient. Today, we need to return to those materials, but the tradition and public opinion are preventing changes in building habits. This paper describes the work done within a research...
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The application of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) technique to a building requires the collection and organization of a large amount of data over its life cycle. The systematic decomposition method can be used to classify building components, elements and materials, overcome specific difficulties that are encountered when attempting to complete th...
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Recent data show that there are intensifications of phenomena related to climate change, such as the increasing of heavy rains, more frequent and intense droughts connected with fires, and alterations of the local climatic conditions, including heat islands with consequent impacts on cities, districts, and buildings. Not only are natural hazards st...
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Book review – Embodied Carbon in Buildings: Measurement, Management and Mitigation by Francesco Pomponi, Catherine de Wolf & Alice Moncaster Read the review at https://www.buildingsandcities.org/insights/reviews/embodied-carbon-in-buildings.html
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Energy retrofitting of existing building stock has significant potential for the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Roughly half of the CO2 emissions from Czech building stock are estimated to be allocated to residential buildings. Approximately one-third of the Czech residential building stock have already been retrofitt...
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This paper deals with the problem that actual building regulations do not reflect the climate targets set by the Paris Agreement. To address this, a benchmark was developed for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of buildings on the basis of the Emissions Gap Report. We first applied an equal allocation of the GHG emission limit for 2030 among the forec...
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Purpose The 71st LCA forum was held on 18 June 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland, to discuss the current status and future plans of environmental benchmarking for buildings in view of the 1.5 °C target stipulated in the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement requires a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, in fact net zero by 2050. One of the...
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The IEA EBC Annex 72 focuses on the assessment of the primary energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts of buildings during production, construction, use (including repair and replacement) and end of life (dismantling), i.e. during the entire life cycle of buildings. In one of its activities, reference buildings (size, mater...
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Buildings are responsible for a significant share of EU energy consumption. To improve energy efficiency of the building stock, it is needed to significantly increase renovation rates. To overcome actual barriers related to this problem, such as partial and non-systematic renovations, lasting unrest during renovation or time-consuming wet processes...
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The aim of this paper is to present application of BIM models for the complex quality assessment and environmental analysis based on LCA. An experimental two storey building of TiCo Project representing a full scale part of a real multi-storey residential building has been used for this case study. The presented BIM model contains all relevant envi...
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Electronic Book of Abstracts from Central Europe towards Sustainable Building 2019 (CESB19) held 2nd–4th July 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic, under auspices of iiSBE, CIB, UNEP-SBCI, FIDIC. *** Click on QR codes in the document to see open access full papers. ***
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In order to significantly reduce energy consumption of its building stock, Europe has to focus on energy retrofitting of existing buildings. A usual building retrofitting process is very labour intensive and time consuming. It usually takes several weeks or even months to replace old windows by new, install new thermal insulation layers on the exte...
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The paper presents a study that modelled potential for savings of CO 2 emissions from the Czech building stock in ten scenarios. Input data in scenarios were taken from analyses of energy saving potentials of Czech building stock from NGO Chance for Buildings. The results provided values of modelled CO 2 emissions of the Czech building stock for ea...
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The aim of a research project TiCo (Timber Concrete) is to create a standardized flexible construction system for multifamily apartment buildings for central European climatic conditions with low environmental impact. It exploits advantages of advanced prefabrication and favourable material properties of its main elements. Prefabricated structural...
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The main objective of the present project for the Czech government was to create a catalogue of construction products and materials which contain recycled content from construction and demolition waste. The motivation for the work was to support a higher utilization of construction products with the content of secondary raw materials in the Czech R...
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The main objective of the present research was to develop a methodology for assessment of resilience of residential buildings in Central Europe. The main purpose of the methodology is to enable to set performance levels in terms of resilience for new multifamily residential buildings. The paper describes a method of selection and development of the...
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With increasing strictness of EU regulations on operational energy efficiency in buildings the relative share of embodied environmental impacts rises. Life cycle approach becomes a necessity for building design optimization. The existing LCA tools so far did not find way to offices of most architects and there is a need for easy to use software. Th...
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The paper contributes to the fulfilment of the environmental targets of the EU by introducing an innovative solution for envelopes of nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB). It presents the development of an environmentally friendly alternative to aluminium curtain wall systems for new constructions or renovations. The research and development were fr...
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Building Integrated PV (BIPV) is considered as a key development for successful deployment of PV in the built environment. However, the effect of PV integration on environmental impact is not fully understood. In this study a single indicator for environmental impact assessment of BIPV is investigated in the Netherlands. A BIPV rooftop with 24 mult...
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In order to significantly reduce energy consumption in building stock, Europe has to focus on scaling up the process of energy retrofitting of existing buildings. So far, we are used to make energy retrofitting step-by-step, building-by-building. The building retrofitting process that we are used to is very labor intensive and lengthy – it usually...
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The paper presents potential for decreasing of organizational environmental impacts of public organizations on case study of Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. It analyses actual organisation's environmental impacts and sets several variants for their reduction by eight to twenty-three percent. The highest potential for improvement laid i...
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The poster presents the main objectives and approaches of ongoing H2020 project MORE-CONNECT. The European building sector is at this moment not able to offer an integral solution for deep renovation toward nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) for reasonable costs. The building process is typically based on a ‘layered’ structure, with many labour act...
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Dieser Beitrag befasst sich mit der Entwicklung einer Systemlösung für den Ersatz alter nichttragender Außenwände bei Nichtwohngebäuden aus den 1960er- und 1970er-Jahren. Die Hauptidee war es dabei, ein vorfabriziertes Produkt zu entwickeln, das moderne Holzprodukte verwendet, um eine Alternative zu üblichen Metallbausystemen anzubieten. Es hat sic...
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Housing stock is one of the major energy consumers in Europe, or the Czech Republic respectively, and it is not easy to reach European 20/20/20 target with an envelope insulation only. Therefore a deep renovation alternative consisting of prefabricated insulating panels, implementation new smart HVAC systems and use of renewable energy sources is p...
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Buildings are responsible for 35% of greenhouse gas emissions released in Europe. The highest potential for reduction of the environmental impacts is in the existing buildings' energy efficiency improvement. The paper introduces a development of new methodology for a rapid deep energy retrofitting of existing buildings applicable to residential hou...
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Concrete is the most used man made material nowadays. The environmental impact associated with cement production is very significant due to the extent of concrete use. At the same moment cement production is associated with large energy consumption and high amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Development of concrete technology during last twenty ye...
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Der Beitrag befasst sich mit der Entwicklung einer Systemlösung für den Ersatz alter nichttragender Außenwände der Nichtwohnbauten aus den sechziger und siebziger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Hauptidee war, ein vorgefertigtes Produkt zu entwickeln, das moderne Holzprodukte benutzt, um eine Alternative zu üblichen metallischen Systemen anzubiete...
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The paper deals with a development of system solution for replacement of old curtain walls at nonresidential buildings from 60ies and 70ies 20th century. The main idea was to develop a prefabricated system using modern wood products as an alternative to usual metallic solutions. The system of curtain wall at passive house level was successfully tes...
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The paper describes development and evaluation of building envelope panel system based on advanced natural materials (thermally modified wood, laminated veneer lumber, wood fibre and cork thermal insulation). Properties of the product were proven by modelling, calculations and experiments inline with actual standards on curtain walls systems and in...
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The paper is based on recent work within IEA EBC Annex 57. It describes building design strategies for reduction of embodied energy and embodied carbon emissions and presents them on five examples of design optimizations of building elements, subsystems and whole buildings. The first example shows environmental optimization of curtain wall façade e...