Detail recently sent us Net Zero Energy Building from their Green Books series. Like everything Detail does, this books takes a thorough look at the technology surrounding this specific subject. It also, as always, gives great examples from the Virginia Tech Solar House to the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies at Oberlin College. Description: Net-zero energy buildings, equilibrium buildings, or carbon-neutral cities depending on location and underlying agenda, the statistics vary. The variety of terms in use indicates that a scientific method is still lacking which poses 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 Toward Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings. The objective is to analyze 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. More than just a showcase presentation of select projects, the focus of this publication is on relaying knowledge and experience gained by planners and builders.
008 Background Information 048 Projects and Lessons Learned 056 Small Residential Buildings 072 Large Residential Buildings 094 Housing Developments 108 Cities 120 Office Buildings 138 Production and Administration 150 Education Buildings 168 Experimental Buildings 178 Appendix
Paperback: 184 pages Publisher: BirkhÃ¤user Architecture (April 1, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 3034607806 ISBN-13: 978-3034607803