Getting to carbon neutrality in buildings

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Abstract

Recently, a host of initiatives such as Architecture 2030, which is asking the building community to design carbon neutral buildings by 2030, have been launched to help the U.S. tackle reductions in carbon emissions. Unfortunately, for individuals attempting to understand how to reduce CO 2 in buildings there is a lack of potential technologies to help them understand if they are on track to achieving such goals. To resolve this dilemma, this paper will benchmark a typical small office building located in ASHRAE Climate Zone 4A to determine how various technological interventions can improve its CO 2 footprint. Benchmarks or budgets for this building will be established using the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) database, the new ASHRAE 90.1-2007 standard and the proposed ASHRAE 189.1 High Performance Green Building Standard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Solar Energy Society - SOLAR 2008, Including Proc. of 37th ASES Annual Conf., 33rd National Passive Solar Conf., 3rd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conf.
Subtitle of host publicationCatch the Clean Energy Wave
Pages5536-5569
Number of pages34
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventSOLAR 2008: Catch the Clean Energy Wave, Including 37th ASES Annual Conference, 33rd National Passive Solar Conference and 3rd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: May 3 2008May 8 2008

Publication series

NameAmerican Solar Energy Society - SOLAR 2008, Including Proc. of 37th ASES Annual Conf., 33rd National Passive Solar Conf., 3rd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conf.: Catch the Clean Energy Wave
Volume8

Other

OtherSOLAR 2008: Catch the Clean Energy Wave, Including 37th ASES Annual Conference, 33rd National Passive Solar Conference and 3rd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period5/3/085/8/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Bryan, H. (2008). Getting to carbon neutrality in buildings. In American Solar Energy Society - SOLAR 2008, Including Proc. of 37th ASES Annual Conf., 33rd National Passive Solar Conf., 3rd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conf.: Catch the Clean Energy Wave (pp. 5536-5569). (American Solar Energy Society - SOLAR 2008, Including Proc. of 37th ASES Annual Conf., 33rd National Passive Solar Conf., 3rd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conf.: Catch the Clean Energy Wave; Vol. 8).