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.
"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
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