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Net Zero Energy Design. A Guide for Commercial Architecture

  • ID: 2218260
  • Book
  • November 2012
  • 464 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Conveniently organized and packed with robust technical content and clear explanations of key principles

Written by an architect who is the director of sustainability at a global architecture firm, Net Zero Energy Design is a practical guide for architects and related construction professionals who want to design and build net zero energy commercial architecture. It offers no–nonsense strategies, step–by–step technical analysis, and valuable examples, in addition to developed case studies. With a focus on application in a variety of building types and scales, the book also develops a broad–based understanding of all the integrated principles involved in achieving net zero energy.

This book is an indispensable resource for anyone venturing into net zero energy design, construction, and operation, and it also serves as an excellent resource on a variety of sustainable design topics. Important features include:

  • Organization based upon the commercial building delivery process
  • Robust technical content for use in actual project applications
  • Analysis examples that demonstrate key technical principles
  • Plenty of design data for use as a valuable design resource
  • Abundant and sophisticated information graphics and color illustrations and photographs
  • A distinct design focus on the content that inspires adoption of principles into projects
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Acknowledgments IX

In Introduction xiii

My Net Zero Energy Journey XIII

How To Use This Book xi v

OV Chapter 1: Net Zero Energy Building

Overview 1

The Case for Net Zero Energy Buildings 1

Defining Net Zero Energy 4

Classifying Net Zero Energy Buildings 10

Alternative Approaches to Net Zero Energy 12

Certifying Net Zero Energy Buildings 15

Building Industry Research and Trends 16

Building Industry Programs 19

Building Industry Codes and Regulations 20

Building Rating and Energy Labeling Systems 23

PC Chapter 2: Project Conception and Delivery 27

The Net Zero Energy Objective 27

Project Conception 36

Project Planning 40

Project Team Selection 44

Delivery Methods 49

Risks and Rewards 53

IP Chapter 3: Integrated Process 57

Integrated Delivery and Management 57

Project Delivery Phases 63

Integrated Design Methods 69

Building Energy Modeling 73

En Chapter 4: Energy 89

Energy Basics 89

Energy Use Intensity 102

Energy Targets 109

Energy and Thermal Comfort 125

DF Chapter 5: Design Fundamentals 133

Energy Design Conditions 133

Climate Assessment 133

Site Assessment 158

Building Massing and Geometry 166

Building Type and Zoning 177

PA Chapter 6: Pa ssive Architecture 183

Passive Design 183

Design Science 186

Building Envelope 202

Passive Strategies 215

EE Chapter 7: Energy–Efficient Building Systems 231

Active Systems 231

Basic Concepts 235

HVAC Overview 240

Low–Energy Distribution 243

Low–Energy Primary Equipment 247

Domestic Hot Water 256

Lighting 258

District Energy 266

RE Chapter 8: Renewab le Energy 271

Renewable Energy Basics 271

Solar Power 272

Solar Thermal 284

Wind 293

Hydro 300

Geothermal 306

Biomass 309

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 314

Ec Chapter 9: Economics 319

Financial Considerations 319

Financial Models 329

Financial Analysis 333

Net Zero Energy and the Real Estate Market 341

OO Chapter 10: Operations and Occupancy 347

Building Operation 347

Plug Loads 352

Green Behavior 357

Net Zero Energy Performance Plan 363

NZ Chapter 11: Net Zero Energy 367

Net Zero Energy Balance 367

Net Zero Energy Measures 367

Carbon Neutrality 377

CS Chapter 12: Case Study: DOE /NREL Research Support Facility 387

Introduction 387

Process 388

Project Economics 389

Climate, Site, and Program 391

Design Response 394

Operation and Occupancy 406

Performance Metrics 411

Bib liography 417

About the Author 427

Index 429

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Thomas Hootman
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