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Energy Flows and Energy Futures

Sustainable design conserves energy and resources and reduces the carbon footprint while improving building performance and comfort. Sustainable design anticipates future energy sources and needs.

Energy Flows and Energy Futures addresses:

  •  How the building design reduces energy loads for heating, cooling, lighting, and water heating
  • How the design and integration of building systems contributes to energy conservation and reduced use of fossil fuels, reduces green house gas emissions and other pollution, and improves building performance and comfort
  • Techniques for systems integration, use of controls and technologies, efficient lighting strategies
  • Use of on-site renewable and alternative energy systems
  • Anticipation of future and carbon neutral fuel sources
  • Strategies to reduce peak electrical demand
  • How the building or parts of the building provide "passive survivability" : the ability to function in the event of power outages or interruptions in fuel supply

TOPICS (# on 50to50)

  • (1) Active Solar Systems
  • (2) Alternative Energy
  • (5) Building Form
  • (6) Building Monitoring
  • (8) Carbon Offsets
  • (10) Co-Generation
  • (11) Conserving Systems and Equipment
  • (13) Cool Roofs
  • (15) Daylighting
  • (16) Earth Sheltering
  • (17) Efficient Artificial Lighting
  • (18) Efficient Site Lighting Systems
  • (19) Energy Modeling
  • (20) Energy Source Ramifications
  • (21) Energy-Saving Appliances and Equipment
  • (23) Geoexchange
  • (24) Green Roof
  • (25) High-Efficiency Equipment
  • (27) Life Cycle Assessment
  • (28) Mass Absorption
  • (29) Material Selection and Embodied Energy
  • (30) Natural Ventilation
  • (32) Passive Solar Collection Opportunities
  • (33) Photovoltaics
  • (35) Radiant Heating and Cooling
  • (36) Renewable Energy Resources
  • (37) Rightsizing Equipment
  • (38) Smart Controls
  • (39) Space Zoning
  • (41) Sun Shading
  • (42) Systems Commissioning
  • (43) Systems Tune-Up
  • (44) Thermal Bridging
  • (45) Total Building Commissioning
  • (46) Vegetation for Sun Control
  • (48) Waste-Heat Recovery
  • (49) Water Conservation
  • (50) Windows and Openings
 

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