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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2008: 3rd conference of IBPSA-USA


Bracketing Residential "Net-Zeroness" During Design Stage

Rohini Brahme, Gregory Dobbs, Thierry Carriere
United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT, USA

Abstract: A net-zero residence is highly dependent on the lifestyle of the occupants, building construction, equipment operation and maintenance, and the weather conditions. With increasing interest in net-zero energy consumption, it is important to base any claim for the net-zeroness" of a residence during design-stage on a set of simulation runs instead of just one run for best case scenario (in terms of occupant behavior, equipment maintenance, construction). In the casestudy reported herein, these issues were explored while designing a net-zero energy residence. The paper will conclude with identifying influential input parameters and the related output range for the “net-zeroness” of the residence.
Pages: 156 - 163