A new way of thinking about environmental building standards: developing and demonstrating a client-led zero-energy standard

Anna Parkin, Andrew Mitchell, David Coley

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Abstract

There are over 70 low energy and carbon standards in use around the world. None of these standards have been designed by the clients who pay for and occupy the buildings in question. In this work, the client was asked to define the building code for the construction of a new 2800 m2 building via a structured survey. The resulting zero-energy standard simply required the building to incur no energy utility bill. One year of monitoring of the completed building was used to see if the standard had been met. The result of this work is a new way of thinking about environmental building standards that solves many of the issues of obtaining and maintaining buy-in from the client
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-430
Number of pages18
JournalBuilding Services Engineering Research and Technology
Volume37
Issue number4
Early online date14 Nov 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

Keywords

  • Zero-energy building
  • zero-carbon
  • Passivhaus
  • net zero-energy
  • building codes

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    Parkin, A. (Creator), Coley, D. (Creator), Mitchell, A. (Creator) & Rea, C. (Creator), University of Bath, 2015

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