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Integrated design concepts for smart net-zero energy buildings and application to the Varennes library

Dates de l'événement: 
25 Janvier, 2017 - 12:00 - 13:30

Date et heure
Mercredi 25 janvier 2017, 12h

Salle 2320-2330 du pavillon Gene-H. Kruger, Université Laval, Québec


Entrée libre

Conférence d'Andreas Athienitis, professeur de génie des bâtiments de l'Université de Concordia. Cette conférence sera donnée en anglais.

With the recent opening in 2016 of the new award-winning Varennes Library building, it was demonstrated that it is possible to design a net-zero energy institutional building in Quebec by integrating an energy efficient envelope, passive solar design features, a building-integrated photovoltaic system and a geothermal system. The Concordia research team of the NSERC Smart Net-zero Energy Buildings Strategic Research Network (previously Solar Buildings Research Network) participated in a series of design sessions that provided input to the early stages of the design of the Varennes Library, with emphasis on optimizing building from and energy concept to reach net-zero, but also optimally sizing the energy systems. This presentation will discuss lessons learned and how to facilitate the design of such buildings, while optimizing their operation and interaction with the electricity grid. Finally, integration of electric vehicle charging and possible additional thermal and electrical energy storage will be discussed.

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