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High performance low-energy buildings

Luther, Mark B. and Cheung, Chun K. 2003, High performance low-energy buildings, in Destination renewables : from research to market. proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Maroubra, N.S.W., pp. 88-95.

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Title High performance low-energy buildings
Author(s) Luther, Mark B.
Cheung, Chun K.
Conference name Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society. Conference (41st : 2003 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 26-29 Nov. 2003
Title of proceedings Destination renewables : from research to market. proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society
Editor(s) Aye, Lu
Charters, W.W.S.
Publication date 2003
Conference series Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society Conference
Start page 88
End page 95
Total pages 8 p.
Publisher Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society
Place of publication Maroubra, N.S.W.
Summary The era of legislation and creditable methods towards producing sustainable buildings is upon us. Yet, a major barrier to achieving environmental responsive design is in the lack of available information at the programming or pre-design phases of a project. The review and evaluation of climate as well as energy-efficient strategies could be difficult to consider at these preliminary stages. Until recently, introducing energy simulation tools at the design stage has been difficult and perhaps next to impossible at a pre-design or programming stage. However, analysis of this sort is essential to ‘green building rating’ or performance assessment schemes such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environment Assessment Method). This paper discusses the implementation of a particular tool, ENERGY-10, where ‘basecase’ building defaults are compared to a low-energy case which has applied multiple energy-efficient strategies automatically. An annual hour-by-hour simulation provides a daylighting calculation with a subsequent thermal evaluation. Calculation results provide energy consumption, peak load equipment sizing, a RANK feature of the energy-efficient strategies, reporting of CO2, SO2 and NOx reduction, optimum glazing type as well as excellent graphic output. Consideration is given as to the approach of how such information can be introduced into the building project brief enforcing a low-energy
performance target.
Notes Deakin University gratefully acknowledges permission of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society to publish these papers
ISBN 0975065017
9780975065013
Language eng
Field of Research 120202 Building Science and Techniques
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2003, Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005090

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