Carbon Neutral Architectural Design

Carbon Neutral Architectural Design
Author: Pablo M. La Roche
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN: 1439845131
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Neutral Architectural Design Book Excerpt:

The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. To lessen the human impact on climate, it is necessary to reduce these building-related emissions. New legislation, as well as market and financial pressures, are driving architects and developers to create low-carbon buildings. While it is possible to achieve many of these reductions through appropriate climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this. Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field, Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design describes how to reduce building-related greenhouse gas emissions through appropriate design techniques. This full-color book presents strategies and methods to achieve CO2 reductions, with an emphasis on control of energy flows through the building envelope and passive heating and cooling strategies. Strategies for Designing Buildings with a Smaller Carbon Footprint Examining climate change and its relationship with buildings, the book begins with a look at the sources of emissions and how these are produced as a result of interactions between buildings and the surrounding environment. It then introduces a carbon-neutral architectural design process (CNDP) and a roadmap that can be adjusted for different types of projects. Discussing climate analysis and solar geometry, the book explores how understanding the climate where a building is located helps to identify the design strategies that are best suited to that location—whether warm and humid, warm and dry, temperate, or cold. It looks at psychrometrics and how to achieve thermal comfort with minimum emissions. The book also explains how building fabric can be used to control energy flows by conduction, radiation, and convection—helping to reduce overheating and overcooling—and how to incorporate passive cooling and heating systems through appropriate design. The book includes useful references, equations, and illustrations, as well as a comparison of free carbon counting tools that can be used for residential building design. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience in teaching and practice, this is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings. Find more study resources at the American Institute of Architects’ Carbon Neutral Design Project web site. What’s next for green building? See what Dr. La Roche has to say in this video on the HMC Architects blog.

Carbon Neutral Architectural Design

Carbon Neutral Architectural Design
Author: Pablo M. La Roche
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN: 1498714307
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Neutral Architectural Design Book Excerpt:

The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While it is possible to reduce emissions through climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this. Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field, this book describes how to reduce building-related greenhouse gas emissions through appropriate design techniques. It presents strategies to achieve CO2 reductions, with an emphasis on control of energy flows through the building envelope and passive heating and cooling strategies. This new, revised edition is updated throughout, and includes a new chapter on building simulations.

Carbon

Carbon
Author: Matti Kuittinen,Alan Organschi,Andrew Ruff
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2022-08-30
ISBN: 1119720761
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive approach to design that integrates sustainable principles and design strategies for decarbonized construction Representing an international collaboration between academics and architects in the United States and Europe, Carbon: A Field Manual for Designers and Builders offers professionals in the field an approach to sustainable design that embraces building science principles, life-cycle analysis, and design strategies in carbon neutral construction. The book also contains background information on carbon in construction materials and in the building design process. This book is filled with illustrative diagrams and drawings that help evaluate the potential impact of design decisions for creating carbon emissions. Written by and for designers and builders, the book includes a compelling pair of case studies that explore carbon-reducing strategies, suggests steps for assessing a building's carbon footprint, and reviews carbon storages and circulation of materials. The guidelines detailed in the book can be adopted, replicated, and deployed to reduce carbon emissions and create more sustainable buildings. This important book: Offers an effective approach to sustainable design in construction Integrates building science principles, life-cycle analysis, and design strategies in carbon neutral construction Describes a methodology for quantifying the flow of carbon in the built environment Provides an analysis of carbon-reducing strategies based on a case study of a building designed by the authors Written for practicing professionals in architecture and construction, Carbon: A Field Guide for Designers and Builders is a must-have resource for professionals who are dedicated to creating sustainable projects.

Energy Modeling in Architectural Design

Energy Modeling in Architectural Design
Author: Timothy L. Hemsath,Kaveh Alagheh Bandhosseini
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN: 1317496345
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Modeling in Architectural Design Book Excerpt:

Energy Modeling in Architectural Design demonstrates how design elements can lead to energy savings, to help you reduce the energy footprint of your buildings. In addition to identifying climate opportunities, you’ll also learn fundamental passive design elements for software-agnostic energy modeling of your projects from conception. Using parametric models and testing each element during design will lead you to create beautiful and high-performance buildings. Illustrated with more than 100 color images, this book also includes a pattern guide for high-performance buildings, discusses energy and daylighting optimization, and has a glossary for easy reference.

Low Energy Low Carbon Architecture

Low Energy Low Carbon Architecture
Author: Khaled Al-Sallal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2016-05-05
ISBN: 1315624028
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Energy Low Carbon Architecture Book Excerpt:

Providing a complete and in-depth overview of the available knowledge in the area of low energy and low carbon architecture. The scope of this edited book includes several important topics ranging from chapters giving a broad view of the progressing models in ecologically responsible environments to other chapters focussing on recent advances in de

The ZEDbook

The ZEDbook
Author: Bill Dunster
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN: 1000154688
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ZEDbook Book Excerpt:

Though few now doubt the severity of the environmental problems faced by humanity there is still resistance from businesses, developers, architects, planners and government when it comes to making the step changes necessary to make our lifestyles sustainable. Based on the experience gained from their involvement in the pioneering Beddington Zero Emission Development (or BedZED) in London, and subsequent innovative schemes, The ZEDbook authors present a bold, coherent and refreshing vision of a low carbon future. In three comprehensive sections, The ZEDbook leads the reader from basic ZEDliving principles through building physics and architectural design details to a carefully selected array of informative case studies. The ZEDbook is a must-have purchase for anyone wanting to make communities and the built environment more sustainable.

Net Zero Energy Building

Net Zero Energy Building
Author: Ming Hu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2019-03-25
ISBN: 1351256513
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Net Zero Energy Building Book Excerpt:

What do we mean by net zero energy? Zero operating energy? Zero energy costs? Zero emissions? There is no one answer: approaches to net zero building vary widely across the globe and are influenced by different environmental and cultural contexts. Net Zero Energy Building: Predicted and Unintended Consequences presents a comprehensive overview of variations in 'net zero' building practices. Drawing on examples from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, and China, Ming Hu examines diverse approaches to net zero and reveals their intended and unintended consequences. Existing approaches often focus on operating energy: how to make buildings more efficient by reducing the energy consumed by climate control, lighting, and appliances. Hu goes beyond this by analyzing overall energy consumption and environmental impact across the entire life cycle of a building—ranging from the manufacture of building materials to transportation, renovation, and demolition. Is net zero building still achievable once we look at these factors? With clear implications for future practice, this is key reading for professionals in building design, architecture, and construction, as well as students on sustainable and green architecture courses.

Sun Wind and Light Architectural Design Strategies

Sun  Wind  and Light  Architectural Design Strategies
Author: Mark DeKay,G. Z. Brown
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-02-03
ISBN: 0470945788
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sun Wind and Light Architectural Design Strategies Book Excerpt:

An updated guide to designing buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, and light with the sky. This fully updated Third Edition covers principles of designing buildings that use the sun for heating, wind for cooling, and daylight for natural lighting. Using hundreds of illustrations, this book offers practical strategies that give the designer the tools they need to make energy efficient buildings. Hundreds of illustrations and practical strategies give the designer the tools they need to make energy efficient buildings. Organized to quickly guide the designer in making buildings respond to the sun, wind and light.

The Agile City

The Agile City
Author: James S. Russell
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2012-08-15
ISBN: 1597267252
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Agile City Book Excerpt:

"Agility means learning to adapt to the effects of climate change, which means redesigning the obsolete ways we finance real estate; distribute housing subsidies; provide transportation; and obtain, distribute, and dispose of water." - cover.

Towards Carbon Neutral Housing

Towards Carbon Neutral Housing
Author: Yazmin Hurtado McGinnis,University of North Carolina at Charlotte. College of Architecture
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Carbon Neutral Housing Book Excerpt:

Today the phrase "global warming" is everywhere and as architects our response is to make sustainable buildings. The idea of designing a carbon neutral building started with a different proposal: build a house without mechanical systems in North Carolina. After some research the phrase "carbon neutral" appeared describing a development called BedZed in Sutton, London. Carbon neutral means that the building would not release any CO[superscript]2 or any other greenhouse gas that depletes the ozone layer and contributes to global warming. As a result the research took a different prospective and the design changed from a single family house to student housing. The design of a Carbon neutral student housing was developed in 4 tasks beginning with the development of a rating system based on the carbon neutral concept. This rating system would address the design process, setting the guidelines, strategies and parameters for the residential housing through is final evaluation. Taking BedZed as well as other buildings, the common characteristics that they share is that all of them have based their design on passive solar strategies. Following the criteria for passive solar design with the aim to fill the categories of the rating system the design of the student housing began with the master plan, then floor plans, elevations, sections and details. Another goal of the design was to use each piece of the building as a tool to reach carbon neutrality, that is why the implementation of PV panels at the early stage of the design was essential as well as certain changes in architectural elements like the hallway bridge. At the end the building will be evaluated applying the rating system, closing the loop of this process that started with this document.

Transforming Markets in the Built Environment

Transforming Markets in the Built Environment
Author: Susan Roaf
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1849774846
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Markets in the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

There is an urgent need to build human capacity to make the often vulnerable and exposed buildings and communities we live and work in more resilient to the changing social, economic and physical environments around us. Extensive research has been done over the last decades on both mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the built environment, but the outputs of much of this research have failed to result in the wider uptake of effective greenhouse gas emission reduction solutions. This volume introduces credible 'fresh thinking' on how this may be done. For the first time an emerging generation of research is brought together that is directly concerned with understanding, influencing and leading the transformation of markets and thinking in the built environment. Chapters cover: defining values setting targets consumer motivation selling existing ideas better developing new design principles, paradigms and programmes optimizing solutions to ensure that when change does happen, it does so in the right direction. Papers are contributed by leading experts in fields ranging from philosophy, the social, political and physical sciences, engineering, architecture, mathematics and complexity science. The resulting volume will be essential reading for all those involved with changing the mindsets of a generation on the need to, and ways to, build resilience to rapid change and transforming markets in the built environment.

Climate Responsive Architecture Climate change adaption and resource efficiency

Climate Responsive Architecture Climate change adaption and resource efficiency
Author: Gianmichele Panarelli,Clarissa Di Tonno,Thomas Spiegelhalter
Publsiher: FrancoAngeli
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2016-11-10T00:00:00+01:00
ISBN: 8891736627
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Responsive Architecture Climate change adaption and resource efficiency Book Excerpt:

1098.2.36

The Oxford Conference

The Oxford Conference
Author: Susan Roaf,Andrew Bairstow
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 1845642066
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Conference Book Excerpt:

50 years after the first Oxford Conference on Architectural Education, the 2008 conference brought together over 500 people from 42 countries to share best practice, discuss how, when, where and why we teach architecture now and in the future.

Net zero energy buildings

Net zero energy buildings
Author: Karsten Voss,Eike Musall
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-12-10
ISBN: 3955530434
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Net zero energy buildings Book Excerpt:

"Net zero energy buildings, equilibrium buildings or carbon neutral cities – depending on location and the reasons for making the calculation, the numbers are run differently. The variety of terms in use indicates that a scientific method is still lacking – which is a problem not just in regard to international communication, but also with respect to planning processes as a response to energy challenges. The clarification and meaning of the most important terms in use is extremely important for their implementation. Since October 2008, a panel of experts from an international energy agency has concerned itself with these topics as part of a project entitled “Towards Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings”. The objective is to analyse exemplary buildings that are near a zero-energy balance in order to develop methods and tools for the planning, design and operation of such buildings. The results are documented in this publication: In addition to the presentation of selected projects, it is not just architectural showcase projects that are shown – the focus is on relaying knowledge and experience gained by planners and builders. Even if many questions remain unanswered: Project examples that have already been implemented prove on a practical basis that the objective of a zero energy balance is already possible today."

Architectural Energy Efficiency

Architectural Energy Efficiency
Author: Nasrollahi, Farshad
Publsiher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2013-06-14
ISBN: 3798325529
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Energy Efficiency Book Excerpt:

Energy saving in buildings through cost and energy-intensive measures, such as the application of additional building materials and technologies, is only possible with a great consumption of resources and CO2 emissions for their production. For low energy buildings, the investment costs, including user costs and governmental subsidies, are generally high, and construction is not always economically viable in consideration of the national capital in the present economic conditions of most countries. For these reasons, it is first of all necessary to apply cost and resource-efficient measures to save energy in buildings and then make use of additional cost and energy-intensive measures by improving the thermal envelope, the HVAC system or by installing energy generating systems. One of the most cost effective and ecological methods of energy saving in buildings is the reduction of energy requirements through climate responsive architecture. Due to the fact that energy saving through the optimization of architecture is not only cost-neutral, resource-efficient and carbon-neutral but also has a very high energy-saving potential, the first and most important strategy to save energy should be an optimized and climate responsive design. Energy saving through optimized architectural design is economically and ecologically sustainable. The development of building simulation science in the last decades has made it easier to study the energy performance of buildings. Tools have made it possible to predict the complex behavior of buildings regarding the climate. Except for the comparison of different building typologies to find the most efficient, there are no other methods to achieve energy savings through the architectural design, which can be applied by a variety of building types and climates. Therefore, in order to encourage the optimization of architectural design, it is necessary to improve these methods which represent strategies to significantly reduce the energy demand of buildings. Architectural Energy Efficiency is a parametric method which separately studies the effects of various energy-related architectural factors on the energy demand of buildings by using dynamic energy simulations to find the, from an energy efficiency point of view, optimum value for each of these. The architectural factors include orientation, building elongation, building form, opening ratio in different orientations, sun shading, natural ventilation etc. The research process that led to the formulation of the Architectural Energy Efficiency method is based on a series of simulations carried out by a dynamic simulation software tool (DesignBuilder) to calculate the energy demands of a building with different variants for a single architectural feature. The aim of the simulations is to find an optimum set of energy-related variables that result in the best and most efficient energy performance for a specific building type and climate. This method of efficiency illustrates the effects different architectural features have on the various energy demands of buildings. The criteria are derived from the application of this method for a specific building occupation and climate, and can be applied in the design process of buildings, which leads to improvements of the energy performance and a reduction of resource consumption. As the architectural design affects the heating and cooling as well as the lighting energy demands of buildings, the optimum value of each factor must be based on these three aspects. The heating, cooling and lighting energy demands of buildings all behave very differently. Therefore, these three energy demands together (i. e. the sum of heating, cooling and lighting energy) must also be applied as a criterion to study the building energy performance and find the optimum value for each architectural feature. The criteria for selecting the best variant can not only be based on the total energy demand, but should also consider the primary energy demand, the CO2 emissions, energy costs (for heating, cooling and lighting), life cycle costs, etc. The application of these findings to the architectural design of buildings minimizes the energy demand, the CO2 emissions and energy costs of the building, does not, however, affect the initial building costs. The advantages of energy saving through optimizing the architectural design are not only the improvement of the building’s energy performance, but also the fact that the energy saving is cost and resource-efficient. This means that the energy demand of a building will decrease without increasing the investment costs of the building and without consuming any resources and energy for the production of additional building materials. The cost and resource efficiency contributes towards the economic and ecological sustainability of a building during the full life cycle.

Carbon neutral Design Guidelines for Medium Density Urban Areas in Warm humid and Cool dry Climates

Carbon neutral Design Guidelines for Medium Density Urban Areas in Warm humid and Cool dry Climates
Author: Jennifer Delane Stewart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architectural design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon neutral Design Guidelines for Medium Density Urban Areas in Warm humid and Cool dry Climates Book Excerpt:

This thesis combines Architecture 2030’s carbon-neutral performance targets with the SmartCode transect-based development principles, to generate guidelines for design of medium-density carbon-neutral districts. The topic examines these guidelines in medium density planned and built sites (transect types T4, General Urban Zone, and T5, Urban Center Zone) in representative cities within a cool-dry climate (IECC climate zone 5B, Denver) and a warm-humid climate (IECC climate zone 3A, Atlanta). The thesis assumes that a carbon-neutral district is more effective and potentially easier to achieve than designing independent carbon-neutral urban buildings. Within an urban context, it is now possible to connect buildings to a renewable power source and design for lower energy requirements as a neighborhood/district. This strategy relies on intensive conservation and passive design strategies for each building in addition to providing access to on-site resources for the district as a whole. The project approaches design thinking as a research method resulting in neighborhood/district, block and street, and building volume and massing strategies and guidelines. Two existing New Urbanist developments were selected in the IECC climate zone example cities for the U.S. Existing energy demand and Architecture 2030 targets were estimated from Energy Information Administration data based on building types and region. Problematic issues for each development were identified based on analyses of climate, solar access, daylight access, and ventilation patterns. A new design for each site outlines climatically driven urban design guidelines to promote access to solar energy, daylight, and ventilation resources for each block and building. Analysis of revised development patterns shows increased density is possible in both sites while achieving high site resource availability for passive design strategies. A simple method for estimating roof area required for photovoltaics under different fossil fuel reduction targets was developed and applied to each site. Finally, building-scale access to resources and block patterns of sun and shade are maximized through multiple design and analysis iterations of block types. New design guidelines are generated to promote carbon-neutral performance in each climate zone.

Crunch design research

Crunch design research
Author: Thomas Spiegelhalter
Publsiher: FrancoAngeli
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2021-04-19T00:00:00+02:00
ISBN: 8835111188
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crunch design research Book Excerpt:

1098.2.64

Leadership in Architectural Research

Leadership in Architectural Research
Author: Hazem Rashed-Ali,Shelley Roff
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1935129155
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership in Architectural Research Book Excerpt:

The Art of Architectural Daylighting

The Art of Architectural Daylighting
Author: Mary Guzowski
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN: 9781786271648
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Architectural Daylighting Book Excerpt:

During the past decade there has been a tremendous growth in daylighting analysis methods, allowing designers to meet ever higher standards. But in relying too heavily on these methods, there is a risk of reducing daylighting design to a quantitative exercise, overlooking the qualitative, aesthetic, and experiential aspects of design. This book reveals how architects have bridged the poetic and practical potential of daylighting to create exquisitely illuminated spaces. In the book, 12 buildings are examined, using photographs, drawings, and plans. Each case study also includes technical analysis diagrams, specially created using specialist software. Featured architects include Renzo Piano, David Chipperfield, and Steven Holl. The Art of Architectural Daylighting will be invaluable for professionals and students alike.

Regenerative and Positive Impact Architecture

Regenerative and Positive Impact Architecture
Author: Shady Attia
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 3319667181
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative and Positive Impact Architecture Book Excerpt:

This book is a guide to energy efficiency and environmental impact assessment in high-performance buildings projects. It compares four state-of-the-art buildings to examine the steps needed for a transition from negative impact reduction architecture to positive impact regenerative architecture, utilizing life cycle analysis. The book provides a solid grounding in the areas of energy-efficient building and building materials life-cycle assessment, discussing carbon efficiency within a wider context that includes its technical, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions and covers the key areas for green buildings performance (operational and embodied energy). The analysis and comparison of four case studies of state-of-art modern building projects in Europe and North America serve as inspiring examples for architects and building professionals in the fields of high performance buildings, ecological materials and carbon efficiency.