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Net Zero Energy Building – “a building that produces as much energy as it uses over the course of a year”
Buildings are the primary consumer of energy in the world. There many progressive organizations around the world that are pursuing a Net-Zero Energy goal for their facilities. This dynamic goal can be accomplished by considerably reducing energy use through integration of energy-efficient strategies into the design, development, and operation of new buildings and retrofits to enhance the efficiency of existing buildings. While also making use of on-site and off-site renewable energy sources to meet the Net-Zero Energy goal.
As experts with knowledge of 3D Energy and Daylight Modelling, we have been able to suggest improvements in construction technology, building controls and renewable energy systems, the design and construction of Net-Zero Energy buildings with practical inputs.
Taking advantage of geographic solar opportunities, reduce solar heat gain, and aid in reduction of building energy requirements.
Envelope and HVAC systems:
Develop energy and daylight modelling process to provide consequential information to architects and designer required to meet goals. This enables mechanical systems that are operational be right sized upfront to reduce capital costs, as well as operations and maintenance costs throughout the life of the building.
Renewable Energy integration:
A detailed renewable energy study is done to determine how much renewable energy will be required to meet the building’s energy needs to achieve the net-zero goal. This helps minimize capital and lifecycle costs.
When done effectively, energy efficiency is the most cost-effective approach with the highest ROI. In pursuing this green standard of building operation, we support the lifecycle planning for the building from the design stage through operation and maintenance. Rather than a typical energy audit that may look only for cost-effective opportunities for reducing energy demand in the short-term, our renewables integrated approach looks at energy demand holistically. Energy demand reduction can be planned to keep in mind three distinct opportunities: energy efficiency, technology upgrades and sustainable growth plans.