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2nd Edition

Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods

ISBN 9781138658301
Published June 20, 2017 by Routledge
450 Pages

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Book Description

In addition to the application of fundamental principles that lead to a structured method for zero carbon design of buildings, this considerably expanded second edition includes new advanced topics on multi-objective optimisation; reverse modelling; reduction of the simulation performance gap; predictive control; nature-inspired emergent simulation leading to sketches that become ‘alive’; and an alternative economics for achieving the sustainability paradigm. The book features student design work from a Master’s programme run by the author, and their design speculation for a human settlement on Mars. Tasks for simple simulation experiments are available for the majority of topics, providing the material for classroom exercise and giving the reader an easy introduction into the field. Extended new case studies of zero carbon buildings are featured in the book, including schemes from Japan, China, Germany, Denmark and the UK, and provide the reader with an enhanced design toolbox to stimulate their own design thinking.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction  1. Introduction  2. Design Methods and Design Tools  Part 2: Global Context  3. Global Issues Part 3: Site Context  4. Site Issues  Part 4: Building Context  5. Building Geometry  6. Thermal Insulation and Air Tightness  7. Solar Gain  8. Solar Shading Design  9. Thermal Mass  10. Natural and Mechanical Ventilation  11. Natural Daylight  12. Electrical Lighting and its Integration with Natural Daylight  13. Internal Heat Gains, Heating and Cooling  14. Thermal Comfort  Part 5: Renewable Energy Context  15. Renewable energy Part 6: End Game  16. A Method for Achieving Zero Carbon Design Using a Series of Single Simulations  17. A Method for Achieving Zero Carbon Design Using Multi-objective Optimisation  18. Post Occupancy Evaluation  Part 7 - Practice, Teaching and Research  19. Case Studies  20. Teaching  21. Research  22. Conclusions  References   Appendices  Supplementary Material  Index

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Ljubomir Jankovic is Professor of Zero Carbon Design at Birmingham City University, UK. He conducts multidisciplinary research in the field of zero carbon design of buildings, and has established a research group called Zero Carbon Lab. He has worked on instrumental monitoring, dynamic simulation and environmental design of buildings over a career spanning three decades. He is Programme Director for a Master’s course on Zero Carbon Architecture and Retrofit Design. He holds a BSc (Mech. Eng.) from the University of Belgrade and a PhD from the University of Birmingham, and is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of CIBSE, a Member of ASHRAE, and a Fellow of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers.


"A clear and well researched user-orientated perspective on the latest zero carbon building design practice and software tools, this engaging book guides the reader through the basics before discussing current best practice techniques. High points are a structured application of the latest multi-objective design optimisation tools and a vision of how some promising new building materials and analysis techniques are likely to be applied in the future. Look out for advice not seen elsewhere such as interoperability between energy modelling tools." - Dr Andy Tindale, Manging Director, DesignBuilder Software