Athienitis, Andreas

Modelling, Design, and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy Buildings

Athienitis, Andreas - Modelling, Design, and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy Buildings, ebook


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Building energy design is currently going through a period of majorchanges. One key factor of this is the adoption of net-zero energyas a long term goal for new buildings in most developed countries.To achieve this goal a lot of research is needed to accumulateknowledge and to utilize it in practical applications. In thisbook, accomplished international experts present advanced modelingtechniques as well as in-depth case studies in order to aiddesigners in optimally using simulation tools for net-zero energybuilding design. The strategies and technologies discussed in thisbook are, however, also applicable for the design of energy-plusbuildings. This book was facilitated by International EnergyAgency?s Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Programme and the Energyin Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme through the joint SHCTask 40/EBC Annex 52: Towards Net Zero Energy Solar BuildingsR&D collaboration.

After presenting the fundamental concepts, design strategies, andtechnologies required to achieve net-zero energy in buildings, thebook discusses different design processes and tools to support thedesign of net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs). A substantial chapterreports on four diverse NZEBs that have been operating for at leasttwo years. These case studies are extremely high quality becausethey all have high resolution measured data and the authors wereintimately involved in all of them from conception to operating. Bycomparing the projections made using the respective design toolswith the actual performance data, successful (and unsuccessful)design techniques and processes, design and simulation tools, andtechnologies are identified.

Written by both academics and practitioners (building designers)and by North Americans as well as Europeans, this book provides avery broad perspective. It includes a detailed description ofdesign processes and a list of appropriate tools for each designphase, plus methods for parametric analysis and mathematicaloptimization. It is a guideline for building designers that drawsfrom both the profound theoretical background and the vastpractical experience of the authors.

Keywords: Energy Reduction

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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Solar Heating and Cooling
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252 pages
Technology, Energy, Traffic
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