This paper systematically presents the methodology and initial findings from modelling and simulation of advanced energy conservation, generation and management technologies applied to two case study dwellings to achieve a net zero energy (NZE) target. The specific objectives are to meet the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive as follows: reduction of net regulated energy to or below 0 kWh/m2 per year and generation of at least 50 kWh/m2 per year, on average, in the NZE settlement.
The findings reveal that to meet the specific targets set out for the project aligned with the EU Directive:
- A majority of technological intervention must come from community renewables,
- buildings built to current UK Building Regulations, will need to reduce regulated loads by about half, and
- the NZE targets in particular are not particularly stringent regarding energy efficiency but are highly expectant with regard to renewable energy.
Gupta, RGregg, M
Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment\School of Architecture
Year of publication: 2016Date of RADAR deposit: 2017-06-20