Net zero energy buildings

Net zero energy buildings

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qNet zero energy buildings, equilibrium buildings or carbon neutral cities a€“ depending on location and the reasons for making the calculation, the numbers are run differently. The variety of terms in use indicates that a scientific method is still lacking a€“ which is a problem not just in regard to international communication, but also with respect to planning processes as a response to energy challenges. The clarification and meaning of the most important terms in use is extremely important for their implementation. Since October 2008, a panel of experts from an international energy agency has concerned itself with these topics as part of a project entitled a€œTowards Net Zero Energy Solar Buildingsa€. The objective is to analyse exemplary buildings that are near a zero-energy balance in order to develop methods and tools for the planning, design and operation of such buildings. The results are documented in this publication: In addition to the presentation of selected projects, it is not just architectural showcase projects that are shown a€“ the focus is on relaying knowledge and experience gained by planners and builders. Even if many questions remain unanswered: Project examples that have already been implemented prove on a practical basis that the objective of a zero energy balance is already possible today.qSavings of 150 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually can be generated by using the wood gas combined heat and powerfacility. ... The reduced complexity of the technical systems results in lower operative, maintenance, and energy costs.

Title:Net zero energy buildings
Author:Karsten Voss, Eike Musall
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2013-01-01


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