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Design Professional's Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings

Author/EditorEley, Ch (Author)
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610917636
Pub Date01/02/2017
BindingPaperback
Pages272
Edition2nd None ed.
Dimensions (mm)229(h) * 152(w)
A practical, accessible guide to the principles of developing zero net energy buildings.
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In the United States, direct energy use in buildings accounts for 39% of carbon-dioxide emissions per year, more than any other sector. Buildings contribute to a changing climate and warming of the earth in ways that will significantly affect future generations. Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings are a practical and cost-effective way to reduce our energy needs, employ clean solar and wind technologies, protect the environment, and improve our lives. Interest in buildings ZNE, which produce as much energy as they use over the course of a year, has been growing rapidly. In the Design Professional's Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings, Charles Eley-draws from over 40 years of his own experience, and interviews with other industry experts, to lay out the principles for achieving ZNE buildings and the issues surrounding their development. Eley emphasises the importance of building energy use in achieving a sustainable future; describe show building energy use can be minimized through smart design rand energy efficiency technologies; and presents practical information on how to incorporate renewable energy technologies to meet the lowered energy needs.The book identifies the building types and climates where-meeting the goal will be a challenge and offers solutions for these special cases.
It shows the reader, through examples and explanations, that these solutions are viable and cost effective. ZNE buildings are practical and cost-effective ways to address climate change without compromising our quality of life. ZNE buildings are an energizing concept and one that is broadly accepted, yet there is little information on what is required-to actually meet these goals. This book shows that the goal is feasible and can be practically-achieved in most building-s, that the construction industry is up to the challenge, and that we already have the necessary technologies and knowledge.

In the United States, direct energy use in buildings accounts for 39% of carbon-dioxide emissions per year, more than any other sector. Buildings contribute to a changing climate and warming of the earth in ways that will significantly affect future generations. Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings are a practical and cost-effective way to reduce our energy needs, employ clean solar and wind technologies, protect the environment, and improve our lives. Interest in buildings ZNE, which produce as much energy as they use over the course of a year, has been growing rapidly. In the Design Professional's Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings, Charles Eley-draws from over 40 years of his own experience, and interviews with other industry experts, to lay out the principles for achieving ZNE buildings and the issues surrounding their development. Eley emphasises the importance of building energy use in achieving a sustainable future; describe show building energy use can be minimized through smart design rand energy efficiency technologies; and presents practical information on how to incorporate renewable energy technologies to meet the lowered energy needs.The book identifies the building types and climates where-meeting the goal will be a challenge and offers solutions for these special cases.
It shows the reader, through examples and explanations, that these solutions are viable and cost effective. ZNE buildings are practical and cost-effective ways to address climate change without compromising our quality of life. ZNE buildings are an energizing concept and one that is broadly accepted, yet there is little information on what is required-to actually meet these goals. This book shows that the goal is feasible and can be practically-achieved in most building-s, that the construction industry is up to the challenge, and that we already have the necessary technologies and knowledge.

Charles Eley is an architect and mechanical engineer experienced in energy-efficient and sustainable design. He has advised in the design of many pioneering energy efficient building-sand has, made significant contributions to the California energy standards, ASHRAE Standard 90.1, and other international standards and programmes. Charles currently Serves on non-profit boards, provides specialised consulting, and teaches classes on building energy efficiency and green technologies.

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