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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2013: 13th Conference of IBPSA


Use Of Net Zero Energy Solution Sets For The Redesign Of The New Zealand Meridian Building

Diane BASTIEN, Jonathan LECLERE, Antonio SOARES

Abstract: Designing Net Zero Energy Buildings (Net ZEB) requires extensive work to identify a suitable combination of energy efficiency measures and energy generation technologies that will enable a building to satisfy its annual energy needs. Establishing design guidelines that can be followed to reach net zero energy consumption could ease the design of new Net ZEB. Would a Net ZEB still be net zero when moved to another climate? If not, could this building be modified to be net zero again by following design guidelines? The aim of this study is to assess the viability of using existing solution sets for redesigning an existing Net ZEB when subjected to another climate through a case study. The authors believe that existing solution sets can be helpful and serve as a basis for designing Net ZEB.
Pages: 2783 - 2790