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Title: Energy toolbox : framework for the development of a tool for the primary design of zero emission buildings in european and asian cities
Authors : Koller, Christoph
Talmon-Gros, Max
Junge, Ranka
Schuetze, Thorsten
Published in : Sustainability
Volume(Issue) : 9
Issue : 12
Publisher / Ed. Institution : MDPI
Issue Date: 2017
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Namensnennung 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Zero Emission Building; Net Zero-Energy Building; Net Plus-Energy Building; Passive House; Renewable energy; Building integration; Energy toolbox; Simulation tool
Subject (DDC) : 333.7: Land, recreational areas and energy
720: Architecture
Abstract: This paper discusses the framework for the development of an Energy Toolbox (ETB). The aim of the ETB is to support the design of domestic Zero Emission Buildings (ZEBs), according to the concept of net zero-energy buildings during the early architectural design and planning phases. The ETB concept is based on the calculation of the energy demand for heating, cooling, lighting, and appliances. Based on a building’s energy demand, technologies for the onsite conversion and production of the specific forms and quantities of final and primary energy by means of renewable energy carriers can be identified. The calculations of the ETB are based on the building envelope properties of a primary building design, as well as the physical and climate parameters required for the calculation of heat transfer coefficients, heat gains, and heat losses. The ETB enables the selection and rough dimensioning of technologies and systems to meet, and, wherever possible, reduce the thermal and electric energy demand of a building. The technologies included comprise green facades, adaptable dynamic lighting, shading devices, heat pumps, photovoltaic generators, solar thermal collectors, adiabatic cooling, and thermal storage. The ETB facilitates the balancing of the energy consumption and the production of renewable energies of a primary building design.
Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.3390/su9122244
ISSN: 2071-1050
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