Creating a building carbon emission performance standard

Harvey Bryan, Maria Grimm

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Abstract

Carbon emission awareness is on the rise and there is a lack of tools and references available to help designers meet important carbon emission reduction benchmarks. This paper presents a building carbon emission performance standard and outlines the methodology that was used in its creation. This standard can be used to determine carbon benchmarks emission budgets in a specific climate zone for several building types. This standard offers an easy way to determine carbon without the need to run a detailed of a computer simulation model. Not only does this standard fall in line with recent carbon initiatives it is also a performance-based approach, something that is proving to be more effective than the traditional prescriptive-based approach to standards. This standard would help an individual aim for an improved carbon use intensity in new buildings and accurately gauge an existing building's carbon emissions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication38th ASES National Solar Conference 2009, SOLAR 2009
Pages1656-1685
Number of pages30
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event38th ASES National Solar Conference 2009, SOLAR 2009 - Buffalo, NY, United States
Duration: May 11 2009May 16 2009

Publication series

Name38th ASES National Solar Conference 2009, SOLAR 2009
Volume3

Other

Other38th ASES National Solar Conference 2009, SOLAR 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBuffalo, NY
Period5/11/095/16/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Bryan, H., & Grimm, M. (2009). Creating a building carbon emission performance standard. In 38th ASES National Solar Conference 2009, SOLAR 2009 (pp. 1656-1685). (38th ASES National Solar Conference 2009, SOLAR 2009; Vol. 3).