Provides a sampling of tools and techniques that can be used to design and implement a community engagement process. See also associated poster, worksheets, card deck, and report ‘Engagement Typologies in Professional Practice’.
Climate Consultant helps visualize climate data. It uses downloadable hourly climate files for thousands of weather stations around the world. The tool also offers climate-based recommendations for which passive strategies will be most effective to provide comfort at least energy.
Displays projections of how temperature and precipitation at a given location are anticipated to change depending on whether carbon emissions continue the current trajectory, accelerate, or decelerate.
A database through a U.S. Department of Energy funded effort to develop a Building Energy Modeling (BEM) information and education portal. Technical efforts are led by Model Efficiency, with the support of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Sustainable I.Q., and IBPSA-USA. Links to sites contain information about energy modeling concepts, building physics concepts, and other information about the BEM industry.
Book provides preliminary design tools and practical strategies for achieving Architecture 2030 carbon-neutral performance targets using the sun for heating, wind for cooling, and daylight for reducing electric lighting.
Book provides extensive and user-friendly tools with practical guidelines for the application of green strategies during the schematic design of buildings to understand system viability and sizing. Each of forty-three environmental strategies includes a brief description of principles and concepts, step-by-step guidance for integrating the strategy during the early stages of design, annotated tables and charts to assist with preliminary sizing, key issues to consider when implementing the strategy, and pointers to further resources.
Book shows the reader, through examples and explanations, how zero net energy buildings can be viable and cost-effective. It provides insights from industry professionals with Zero Net Energy experience and presents technical explanations and details displayed in a user‑friendly layout.
Book describes how to reduce building-related greenhouse gas emissions through appropriate design techniques. It presents strategies to achieve CO2 reductions, with an emphasis on control of energy flows through the building envelope and passive heating and cooling strategies. This new, revised edition is updated throughout, and includes a new chapter on building simulations.