Net Zero Energy solutions suitable for urban settings will be increasingly important but there are unique policy and technical challenges to implementing these solutions in large urban buildings in hot and humid climate. Addressing these concerns could open up the possibility of achieving Positive Energy Low Rise, Zero Energy Medium Rise and Super Low Energy High Rise Buildings in the near future.

How do we overcome limited site and roof spaces for renewable energy in urban cities? How do we drive passive design for free cooling in high density environment? How do we reduce the consumption level of plug loads leveraging off the IoT? How do we use the advanced modelling approach to create designs that can achieve Net Zero Energy and then manage the delivery process so that Net Zero Energy performance? How do we move from demonstration phase projects to successful solutions for all buildings?

Learning Objectives

  • List the key components required in the integrated design process of a Net Zero Energy Building.
  • Evaluate at least three energy efficient technologies possible to be integrated in their existing or new buildings.
  • Describe the appropriate modeling and simulation method to ensure the performance of their Net Zero Energy Buildings.
  • Communicate to others the benefits and challenges of net zero energy buildings and inspired to explore the design of Net Zero Energy Buildings in attaining a sustainable built environment.

Prerequisite: None.