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Zero Energy Building: Concept and Features

Zero Energy Building

Zero Energy Building, also known as NZEB (net zero energy building) or net zero building or ZNE (zero net energy) building, is a building with zero net energy consumption which means that the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable …

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Parameters for Energy Efficiency

Parameters for energy efficiency

Parameters for Energy Efficiency: As in previous post, we discussed about the concepts of energy efficiency, here i am dealing with the design parameters for energy efficiency. Green building is a design process that grows out of a connection with the natural landscape. It is a set of informed decisions …

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Bioclimatic Architecture – Methods of Construction

Bioclimatic Architecture

Bioclimatic Architecture designs can be achieved in various methods.. A few of them like solar energy utilization and wind processing have been considered as expensive. Even though they need a higher investment it is time to realize their worth and need in the long run. For inexpensive methods there are a …

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Purpose of Energy Conservation Building Codes (ECBC)

Energy Conservation Building Codes

The purpose of Energy Conservation Building Codes (ECBC) is to provide minimum requirements for energy-efficient design and construction of buildings and their systems. The building sector represents about 33% of electricity consumption in India, with commercial sector and residential sector accounting for 8% and 25% respectively. Estimates based on computer …

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Solar Energy Devices

Solar Energy Devices

Solar Energy Devices: As the time is proceeding further, the demands for energy are increasing. This is not only causing the depletion of energy sources but also increasing the threat for the future generations. So it is very important to have a sustainable development by the means of renewable sources …

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Passive Cooling Techniques

Passive cooling techniques

Passive cooling techniques are least expensive means of cooling a home which maximizes the efficiency of the building envelope without any use of mechanical devices. It rely on natural heat-sinks to remove heat from the building. They derive cooling directly from evaporation, convection, and radiation without using any intermediate electrical devices. All …

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Concept of Energy Efficiency

Concept of Energy Efficiency

We have entered in such an era where energy efficiency has become a prime concern. It not only has become important to save energy but also to generate it through various passive means which are costless. Here is a short presentation about the concept of energy efficiency. [embeddoc url=”http://www.archistudent.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Concept-of-Energy-Efficiency.ppt” viewer=”microsoft”]

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