Smart furniture for CO2 reduction in public spaces in the center of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Case study: 9 de Octubre Avenue

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Authors: Pedro CharaJorge CoqueJuan BrionesKatherine FloresRosanna Rivera

Abstract: As a problem experienced worldwide, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into the environment are increasingly eminent, affecting ecosystems, leaving them unprotected from the ozone layer that makes public spaces in tropical and coastal areas uninhabitable. Guayaquil, as a city located in the coastal region corresponding to the warm coastal zone, has been affected by these CO2 emissions, which is why the development of materials based on CO2 emissions is proposed in this research section. A quantitative methodology is applied when evaluating Smart accessories within the furniture and a qualitative one for the study of the site and the decision making through the AHP-TOPSIS method that generates criteria and variables in the choice of material, obtaining a polyurethane hybrid in panels with wood. assembled. As a conclusion, there are 8 Smart furniture approaches which display energy saving functions, reduction of CO2 emissions and increase of green area in public spaces. Among the future lines of research, it is proposed that the proposal generate an increase in the urban green index through the use of Smart furniture in unprotected areas and with a deficit of green areas in the city of Guayaquil.

Keywords: Carbon dioxide, smart furniture, polyurethane, circular economy, assembled wood

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1003335

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