Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Simulation in Support of Zero Net Energy and Resilient Design

Ibone Santiago Trojaola1, Nathan Brown1,2, Santosh Philip1, Susan Ubbelohde1,3 and George Loisos1
1Loisos + Ubbelohde, Alameda, CA
2 California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
3 University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Abstract: As the building industry has moved toward practices that mitigate climate impact and anticipate climate change, there has been a growing interest in related design processes and technologies to protect against environmental risk. Examples of how to develop strategies to meet zero-net energy (ZNE) goals or the questions of resilience in existing buildings have been studied. This paper describes how a critical infrastructure building (a major urban Police Station) holistically approached zero net energy performance and passive survivability in the same design process. Methods applied include thermal autonomy analysis, comfort load factor and sensitivity analysis and predictive energy performance both throughout the year and during 72-hr periods representing extreme event scenarios.
Pages: 2333 - 2341