Modeling  Design  and Optimization of Net Zero Energy Buildings Book

Modeling Design and Optimization of Net Zero Energy Buildings

  • Author : Andreas Athienitis
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-03-30
  • Genre: HOUSE & HOME
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9783433030837

Modeling Design and Optimization of Net Zero Energy Buildings Excerpt :

Building energy design is currently going through a period of major changes. One key factor of this is the adoption of net-zero energy as a long term goal for new buildings in most developed countries. To achieve this goal a lot of research is needed to accumulate knowledge and to utilize it in practical applications. In this book, accomplished international experts present advanced modeling techniques as well as in-depth case studies in order to aid designers in optimally using simulation tools for net-zero energy building design. The strategies and technologies discussed in this book are, however, also applicable for the design of energy-plus buildings. This book was facilitated by International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Programs and the Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programs through the joint SHC Task 40/EBC Annex 52: Towards Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings R&D collaboration. After presenting the fundamental concepts, design strategies, and technologies required to achieve net-zero energy in buildings, the book discusses different design processes and tools to support the design of net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs). A substantial chapter reports on four diverse NZEBs that have been operating for at least two years. These case studies are extremely high quality because they all have high resolution measured data and the authors were intimately involved in all of them from conception to operating. By comparing the projections made using the respective design tools with the actual performance data, successful (and unsuccessful) design techniques and processes, design and simulation tools, and technologies are identified. Written by both academics and practitioners (building designers) and by North Americans as well as Europeans, this book provides a very broad perspective. It includes a detailed description of design processes and a list of appropriate tools for each design phase, plus methods for parametric analysis and mathematica

Design and Performance Optimization of Renewable Energy Systems Book
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Design and Performance Optimization of Renewable Energy Systems

  • Author : Mamdouh Assad
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128232323

Design and Performance Optimization of Renewable Energy Systems Excerpt :

Design and Performance Optimization of Renewable Energy Systems provides an integrated discussion of issues relating to renewable energy performance design and optimization using advanced thermodynamic analysis with modern methods to configure major renewable energy plant configurations (solar, geothermal, wind, hydro, PV). Vectors of performance enhancement reviewed include thermodynamics, heat transfer, exergoeconomics and neural network techniques. Source technologies studied range across geothermal power plants, hydroelectric power, solar power towers, linear concentrating PV, parabolic trough solar collectors, grid-tied hybrid solar PV/Fuel cell for freshwater production, and wind energy systems. Finally, nanofluids in renewable energy systems are reviewed and discussed from the heat transfer enhancement perspective. Reviews the fundamentals of thermodynamics and heat transfer concepts to help engineers overcome design challenges for performance maximization Explores advanced design and operating principles for solar, geothermal and wind energy systems with diagrams and examples Combines detailed mathematical modeling with relevant computational analyses, focusing on novel techniques such as artificial neural network analyses Demonstrates how to maximize overall system performance by achieving synergies in equipment and component efficiency

Advanced Studies in Energy Efficiency and Built Environment for Developing Countries Book

Advanced Studies in Energy Efficiency and Built Environment for Developing Countries

  • Author : Chaham Alalouch
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030108564

Advanced Studies in Energy Efficiency and Built Environment for Developing Countries Excerpt :

This edited volume consists of three parts. It is a culmination of selected research papers presented at the second version of the international conference on Improving Sustainability Concept in Developing Countries (ISCDC) and the second version of the international conference on Alternative and Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism (AREQ), organized by IEREK in Egypt, 2017. It discusses major environmental issues and challenges which threaten our future. These include climate change impact, environmental deterioration, increasing demand for energy and new approaches for alternative renewable energy sources which became a necessity for survival. In addition to addressing the different environmental issues witnessed today, research presented in this book stressed on the need of sustainably shaping buildings and cities using renewable energy sources. Topics included in this book are (1) Resilience in the Built Environment, (2) Design for energy-efficient architecture and (3) Alternative and Renewable Energy Resources Quest in Architecture and Urbanism. The book is of interest to researchers and academicians who continuously aim to update their knowledge in these fields, as well as decision makers needing the enough knowledge to carry out the right decisions towards the benefit of the environment and society.

Solution Sets for Net Zero Energy Buildings Book

Solution Sets for Net Zero Energy Buildings

  • Author : Françios Garde
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-11-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9783433030721

Solution Sets for Net Zero Energy Buildings Excerpt :

Net Zero-Energy Buildings have been the object of numerous studies in recent years as various countries have set this performance level as a long-term goal of their energy policies. This book presents a unique study of 30 NZEBs that have been constructed and have had their performance measured for at least 12 months.

Zero and Net Zero Energy Book

Zero and Net Zero Energy

  • Author : Getu Hailu
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-11-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789844986

Zero and Net Zero Energy Excerpt :

There is a growing concern about fluctuating energy prices, energy security, and the impact of climate change. Buildings are amongst the primary energy consumers in the world. This fact underlines the importance of targeting building energy use as a key to decreasing any nation's energy consumption. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Research Strategic Plan 2010-2015, even limited deployment of Net-Zero-Energy buildings within this timeframe will have a beneficial effect by reducing the pressure for additional energy and power supply and the reduction of GHG emissions. The building sector is poised to significantly reduce energy use by incorporating energy-efficient strategies into the design, construction, and operation of new buildings and retrofits to improve the efficiency of existing buildings.

Zero Energy Buildings Book

Zero Energy Buildings

  • Author : Jesus Alberto Pulido Arcas
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-12-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789852455

Zero Energy Buildings Excerpt :

The building industry is one of the largest energy consumers and countries all over the world are striving to design buildings that satisfy the user’s expectations while containing their energy consumption. In this context, zero-energy buildings have emerged as a technological paradigm that can solve this global issue, but its implementation in different contexts has brought a profound debate about its technical, social, and environmental limitations. Thanks to contributions from a variety of scholars from different countries, this book explores different aspects of the zero-energy buildings and gives the reader a broad view of the feasibility of implementation in different contexts.

Pathways to Net Zero Energy Buildings Book

Pathways to Net Zero Energy Buildings

  • Author : Scott Bucking
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1099549119

Pathways to Net Zero Energy Buildings Excerpt :

Building Performance Simulation (BPS) is frequently used by decision-makers to estimate building energy consumption at the design stage. However, the true potential of BPS remains unrealized if trial and error methods of building simulation are used to identify combinations of parameters to reduce energy use. Optimization techniques combined with BPS offer many benefits such as: (i) identification of potential optimal designs which best achieve desired performance objectives; (ii) system level component integration by simultaneously considering conflicting trade-offs; and (iii) a process-oriented simulation tool that is complementary to BPS, eliminating the need for repetitive userinitiated model evaluations. However, the capability of optimization algorithms to effectively map out the entire solution space and discover information is farther reaching than building design. As shown in this thesis, optimization datasets are also a valuable resource for conducting uncertainty and sensitivity analyses and evaluating policies to incentivize low-energy building design. Two performance criteria are considered in this thesis: net-energy consumption and life-cycle cost. The term ‘performance-optimized’ refers to the extreme of these two criteria that is Net-Zero Energy (NZE) and cost-optimized buildings. A Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB) generates at least as much renewable energy on-site as it consumes in a given year. A cost-optimized building has the lowest life-cycle cost over a considered period. A focus of this thesis is identifying optimal pathways to NZE and cost-optimized building designs. This thesis proposes the following approaches to identify pathways to net-zero energy: (i) a redesign case-study of an existing near-Net-Zero Energy Home (NZEH) archetype using a proposed optimization methodology; (ii) the development of an information-driven hybrid evolutionary algorithm for optimal building design; (iii) a methodology for identifying the influence of design

Sustainable Energy Technologies for Seawater Desalination Book

Sustainable Energy Technologies for Seawater Desalination

  • Author : Marc A. Rosen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323999410

Sustainable Energy Technologies for Seawater Desalination Excerpt :

Sustainable Energy Technologies for Seawater Desalination provides comprehensive coverage of the use of renewable energy technologies for sustainable freshwater production. Included are design concepts for desalination and sustainable energy technologies based on thermodynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer and economics. Key topics covered include desalination fundamentals and models, desalination assessments using energy and exergy methods, economics of desalination and the optimization of renewable energy-driven desalination systems. Illustrative examples and case studies are incorporated throughout the book to demonstrate how to apply the concepts covered in practical scenarios. Following a coherent approach, starting from fundamentals and basics and culminating with advanced systems and applications, this book is relevant for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and non-engineering programs. Provides a comprehensive resource on sustainable freshwater production Describes how to analyze renewable energy-based desalination using energy and exergy methods and economic assessments, and how to carry out performance optimization Incorporates numerous examples and case studies to illustrate practical applications Presents the most up-to-date information with recent developments

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings Book

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings

  • Author : Jean-Christophe Hadorn
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-06-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9783433604854

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings Excerpt :

The combination of heat pumps and solar components is a recent development and has great potential for improving the energy efficiency of house and hot water heating systems. As a consequence, it can enhance the energy footprint of a building substantially. This work compares different systems, analyses their performance and illustrates monitoring techniques. It helps the reader to design, simulate and assess solar and heat pump systems. Good examples of built systems are discussed in detail and advice is given on how to design the most efficient system. This book is the first one about this combination of components and presents the state of the art of this technology. It is based on a joint research project of two programmes of the International Energy Agency: the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) and the Heat Pump Programme. More than 50 experts from 13 countries have participated in this research.

Sustainability Book


  • Author : David M. Wasieleski
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-06-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838673734

Sustainability Excerpt :

Volume Four focuses on research drawn from work grounded in “Sustainability.” Scholars known in this discipline contribute to a 360-degree evaluation of the theory, including cross-discipline research, empirical explorations, cross-cultural studies, literature critiques, and meta-analysis projects.

Net Zero Energy Buildings  NZEB  Book

Net Zero Energy Buildings NZEB

  • Author : Shady Attia
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2018-03-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128124628

Net Zero Energy Buildings NZEB Excerpt :

Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB): Concepts, Frameworks and Roadmap for Project Analysis and Implementation provides readers with the elements they need to understand, combine and contextualize design decisions on Net Zero Energy Buildings. The book is based on learned lessons from NZEB design, construction, operation that are integrated to bring the most relevant topics, such as multidisciplinarity, climate sensitivity, comfort requirements, carbon footprints, construction quality and evidence-based design. Chapters introduce the context of high performance buildings, present overviews of NZEB, cover the performance thresholds for efficient buildings, cover materials, micro-grid and smart grids, construction quality, performance monitoring, post occupancy evaluation, and more. Offers a roadmap for engaging in energy efficiency in high performance buildings projects Combines solid grounding in core concepts, such as energy efficiency, with a wider context that includes the technical, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions Covers key areas for decision-making Provides a logical framework to analyze projects in the context of environmental change Presents worldwide examples and cases for different climates and societies

Food Energy Water Nexus Resilience and Sustainable Development Book

Food Energy Water Nexus Resilience and Sustainable Development

  • Author : Somayeh Asadi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030400521

Food Energy Water Nexus Resilience and Sustainable Development Excerpt :

This book presents readers with an integrated modeling approach for analyzing and understanding the interconnection of water, energy, and food resources and discusses the relationship between resilience and sustainability of the food- energy –water (FEW) system. Authors provide novel frameworks, models, and algorithms designed to balance the theoretical and applicative aspects of each chapter. The book covers an integrated modeling approach for FEW systems along with developed methods, codes, and planning tools for designing interdependent energy, water and food systems. In-depth chapters discuss the impact of renewable energy resources in FEW systems, sustainable design and operation, net zero energy buildings, and challenges and opportunities of the FEW nexus in the sustainable development of different countries. This book is useful for graduate students, researchers, and engineers seeking to understand how sustainable FEW systems contribute to the resilience of these systems and help policy and design makers allocate and prioritize resources in an integrated manner across the food, energy, and water sectors.

Smart Energy Control Systems for Sustainable Buildings Book

Smart Energy Control Systems for Sustainable Buildings

  • Author : John Littlewood
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-05-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319520766

Smart Energy Control Systems for Sustainable Buildings Excerpt :

There is widespread interest in the way that smart energy control systems, such as assessment and monitoring techniques for low carbon, nearly-zero energy and net positive buildings can contribute to a Sustainable future, for current and future generations. There is a turning point on the horizon for the supply of energy from finite resources such as natural gas and oil become less reliable in economic terms and extraction become more challenging, and more unacceptable socially, such as adverse public reaction to ‘fracking’. Thus, in 2016 these challenges are having a major influence on the design, optimisation, performance measurements, operation and preservation of: buildings, neighbourhoods, cities, regions, countries and continents. The source and nature of energy, the security of supply and the equity of distribution, the environmental impact of its supply and utilization, are all crucial matters to be addressed by suppliers, consumers, governments, industry, academia, and financial institutions. This book entitled ‘Smart Energy Control Systems for Sustainable Buildings’ contains eleven chapters written by international experts based on enhanced conference papers presented at the Sustainability and Energy in Buildings International conference series. This book will be of interest to University staff and students; and also industry practioners.

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture  Engineering and Construction Book

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture Engineering and Construction

  • Author : Ardeshir Mahdavi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9781138027107

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture Engineering and Construction Excerpt :

In the last two decades, the biannual ECPPM (European Conference on Product and Process Modelling) conference series has provided a unique platform for the presentation and discussion of the most recent advances with regard to the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) applications in the AEC/FM (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management) domains. ECPPM 2014, the 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, was hosted by the Department of Building Physics and Building Ecology of the Vienna University of Technology, Austria (17-19 September 2014). This book entails a substantial number of high-quality contributions that cover a large spectrum of topics pertaining to ICT deployment instances in AEC/FM, including: - BIM (Building Information Modelling) - ICT in Civil engineering & Infrastructure - Human requirements & factors - Computational decision support - Commissioning, monitoring & occupancy - Energy & management - Ontology, data models, and IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) - Energy modelling - Thermal performance simulation - Sustainable buildings - Micro climate modelling - Model calibration - Project & construction management - Data & information management As such, eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2014 represents a rich and comprehensive resource for academics and professionals working in the interdisciplinary areas of information technology applications in architecture, engineering, and construction.

A Tool for Design Decision Making Book

A Tool for Design Decision Making

  • Author : Shady Attia
  • Publisher : Presses univ. de Louvain
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9782875580597

A Tool for Design Decision Making Excerpt :

This thesis investigates the use of building performance simulation tools as a method of informing the design decision of Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs).