Evaluating the potential of high performance concrete 3D-printing for zero energy homes

Paola Sanguinetti, Khaled Almazam, Omar Humaidan, Joe Colistra

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Abstract

This simulation-based case study explores the potential of concrete 3D printing for a Net Zero Energy housing unit. Three building envelope scenarios will be compared to analyze the insulating capacity of concrete 3D printed walls and the predicted energy consumption. The expected utility costs are calculated based on the energy value in the Midwest region of the United States. This paper discusses the potential energy savings with the implementation of renewable energy systems. The analysis is limited to the predicted monthly utility bills to determine which of the scenarios is economically viable within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's standards for affordability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019
EditorsVincenzo Corrado, Enrico Fabrizio, Andrea Gasparella, Francesco Patuzzi
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association
Pages5068-5075
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781713809418
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Sep 2 2019Sep 4 2019

Publication series

NameBuilding Simulation Conference Proceedings
Volume7
ISSN (Print)2522-2708

Conference

Conference16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period9/2/199/4/19

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Affordability
  • Net zero energy building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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