Reference : Best Practices for NZEB design in Mixed & Cooling Dominated Climates
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Best Practices for NZEB design in Mixed & Cooling Dominated Climates
Attia, Shady mailto [Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
Symposium for Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project
International Symposium on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
13-14 February 2017
Ministry of Environment and Urbanization
[en] Passive House ; learned lessons ; carbon neutral
[en] High performance buildings including net zero energy buildings (NZEB) are facing difficulty to become market mainstream in warm and hot climates. Beside the economic there are serious technical and design challenges that hampers design teams design, construct and operate NZEB in mixed and cooling dominated climates. There is a difficulty to make the Passive House standard cross the heating dominated climatic zones in Northern and Central Europe to get implemented in mixed or cooling dominated climates as an ultra-energy efficient building concept. There is a need for setting new climate adaptive energy efficiency target metrics for NZEBs in warm and hot climates. This paper presents guidance and recommendations on the necessary performance target metrics for NZEBs and makes them explicit. Results are based on cross analysis of several case studies, presenting an overview of challenges and providing recommendations based on available empirical evidence to further lower those barriers Worldwide with a focus on the European construction sector. By defining the performance thresholds for NZEBs including the metrics we offer design team the possibility of verification and design assessment during early design decision making phases to instil a kind of practical, evidence based and quantifiable guidance for high performance buildings and in particular NZEBs.
Sustainable Buildings Design Lab
Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Turkey
Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project
Researchers ; Professionals

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