Using existing whole building energy tools for designing net-zero energy buildings - challenges and workarounds

Rohini Brahme*, Zheng Deng O'Neill, William Sisson, Kevin Otto

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Abstract

As part of the World Business Council for SustainableDevelopment's(WBCSD)energy efficiency in building project, the authors have been involved in modelling various technology options for different building market segments to reach net-zero energy goal. This paper describes the modelling of single-family residence in US southeast as a case-in-point to illustrate the most common strategies that are considered during net-zero energy building (NZEB) design stage, ease of modelling these strategies using different tools, and issues of input/output quality control. It will conclude by suggesting critical concepts that need to be added to the simulation tools in general, for them to be useful for design of net-zero energy buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIBPSA 2009 - International Building Performance Simulation Association 2009
Pages9-16
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIBPSA Building Simulation Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 200730 Jul 2007
Conference number: 11

Conference

ConferenceIBPSA Building Simulation Conference
Abbreviated titleBS
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period27/07/200730/07/2007

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