Towards zero net energy buildings - Briding the gap between parametric 3D/4D-BIM design an the AIA 2030 challenge Conference

cited authors

  • Spiegelhalter, T

fiu authors


  • Numerous energy-efficiency market changes and benchmarking resolutions, like the mandatory E.U. "nearly Net-Zero-Energy-Building (NET-ZEB's) 2018 and 2020 regulations" for all new public and privately owned buildings are now set up to help minimizing carbon emissions and reverse the negative impact of climate change. [1] In the United States, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) adopted the 2030 Challenge as a voluntary program, where participating buildings aim to achieve a 90% fossil fuel reduction by 2025, and carbonneutrality by 2030. [2] To accomplish these energy goals, designers must strive to best design and utilize the resources available on a site. However, are these goals of achieving carbon-neutral buildings possible? How can NET-ZEB's become the curricular standard and practical routine in education and the profession? To date, the basic curricular design process components with integrated project delivery metrics for a robust 3-D/4-D-net-zero regulatory design framework are either incomplete or missing,. Copyright © (2012) by American Solar Energy Society.

publication date

  • December 31, 2012

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  • 4281

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