Diagnosing, benchmarking and transforming the leed certified fiu sipa building into a net-zero-energy building (NET-ZEB)

Thomas Spiegelhalter, Nezih Pala, Young Cheol Kang, Yimin Zhu

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Abstract

The 2010 Florida State University System Energy Conservation Report, published in December 2010, reported that Florida International University (FIU) topped all state universities in energy conservation for three consecutive years with a score of 61.9590 kBTU per square foot. (The Environmental Protection Agency established kBTU per square foot as the key performance indicator for energy efficiency in its Energy Star rating program.) However, the energy score is not benchmarked against the AIA and DOE 2030 Challenge to make buildings carbon-neutral or Net-Zero-Energy buildings until 2030. (1) The topic of Net-Zero-Energy-Buildings (Net-ZEBs) has received increasing attention in recent years, until becoming part of both E.U. 2020 Regulation and U.S. DOE policies on energy efficiency in buildings. The term Net-ZEBs refers to the very low amount of energy required to operate a building and should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
Pages3742-3748
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 31
EventWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 2012 May 132012 May 17

Publication series

NameWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen
Volume5

Other

OtherWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period12/5/1312/5/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Spiegelhalter, T., Pala, N., Kang, Y. C., & Zhu, Y. (2012). Diagnosing, benchmarking and transforming the leed certified fiu sipa building into a net-zero-energy building (NET-ZEB). In World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference (pp. 3742-3748). (World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen; Vol. 5).